Lac Tran is the Senior Vice President, CIO and Dean at Rush University Medical Center. Lac earned his BSCE at Saigon University, and BS, MSSD at the University of Texas in San Antonio. Later, he graduated from the Executive Program of the Harvard Business for Senior Federal Executives.
He served 30+ years as CIO of several large healthcare institutions, including: University of Dayton Research Institute, Wilford Hall Medical Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook Health Sciences and Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Boston Children’s Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine Methodist HealthCare Systems.
Lac is also considered one of the pioneers in networking image processing, especially in medical and aerospace medicine where his image processing has been recognized throughout the Refractive Laser Research community.
Furthermore, he is known for his successes in applying the optical card and smart card technology in healthcare, designing/developing first Healthcare Clinical Repository / Data Warehouse Packages at Wilford Hall Medical Center, advocating the Medical Informatics Program, and implementing web page technology for healthcare content and literature.
Lac is a member of numerous professional organizations, including:
Illinois CIO Executives, CIO Executive Council, American Association of Information Professional, College of the Healthcare Information Management Executives, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, International Society for Optical Engineers, The Advisory Board, and the Healthcare Illinois Chief Information Officer Exchange Program.
He has received many prestigious awards, such as
The Commander-in-Chief Excellence Award Recognition for special projects,
Air Education and Training Command for the National Casualty Tracking System, and Outstanding CIO of the year.
Additionally, Lac is an active participant in community activities. He is a member of Save Our Children from Abuse and Neglect (SOCAN), an advisor for Intercultural Development Research Association (Desegregation Assistance Center), and a Technical Assistance for the New York Megan’s Law Advocacy Group.