Scripps Hires Andy Crowder as Chief Information Officer

Current CIO of MaineHealth brings health care, Epic experience

Andy Crowder. CIO Scripps Health.

Current CIO of MaineHealth brings health care, Epic experience

Scripps Health has hired Andy Crowder as its new chief information officer and corporate senior vice president. Crowder comes to Scripps from MaineHealth, where he served as senior vice president and chief information officer.

“Andy Crowder is a seasoned IS executive who brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his years of working in large health care systems,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “We are confident he is the right person to build on Scripps’ existing IS strengths and accomplishments, and to provide leadership for Scripps’ success going forward.”

Crowder has almost 30 years of IT experience. In addition to his work at MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health care delivery network with 11 hospitals and 17,000 employees, Crowder served as CIO for Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System. He has deep implementation experience, including leading the successful Epic implementation at MaineHealth.

Scripps is working with Epic now on system design of its integrated enterprise electronic health record (EHR) system, with implementation planned to begin in mid-2017. The new system will replace Scripps’ current ambulatory and inpatient EHRs and revenue cycle management system.

Crowder will start at Scripps on Jan. 18, and will work with Scripps current CIO, Patric Thomas, until Thomas’ retirement date of Feb. 20.

Learn more about Scripps Health, a nonprofit integrated health system in San Diego, Calif.

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