Tom Johnson, MBA, CPA, is a passionate thought leader that thrives on transforming and enhancing patient care through the innovative use of technology. He is an avid, early adopter of new technology that can bring about big changes in the business of healthcare. Tom is a Subject Matter Expert with many key disruptive technologies such as cloud hosted infrastructures and applications (SaaS, PaaS, XaaS), virtualization, mobility, and other emerging technology trends. He has a broad knowledge of the Health Care Information Technology (HCIT) marketplace, the market leaders, and the key trends that are shaping the regulatory and competitive landscape.
Tom is the CIO for Penn Highlands Healthcare, a 4 Hospital Health System in Pennsylvania, and is responsible for all technology used at the medical center. He is very interested in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Systems and all the components that integrate with them to deliver quality patient care. He has worked tirelessly to research, select, and implement a fully integrated EMR, closed loop medication management system, and all the integration points to achieve meaningful use Stage I and 2 compliance as well as HIMSS 6 certification. Tom has a strong technical background, and has developed a broad clinical/operational knowledge base of healthcare operations.