Christiana Care Vice President and Chief Information Officer Randy Gaboriault has been recognized by IDG’s Computerworld magazine as a 2013 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree.
Each year, the publication spotlights leaders who have demonstrated exceptional technology leadership in their organizations, delivered innovative approaches to business challenges and effective management of IT strategies.
“Under Randy’s leadership, Christiana Care has been able to unlock the strategic value of IT in ways that set new standards for how we practice medicine, adding greater value for our physicians and patients,” said Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, Christiana Care’s president and chief executive officer. “This award is an honor for our entire clinical and information technology team who create innovative systems of care that transform the clinician experience and allow us to better serve our neighbors as expert, caring partners in their health.”
Since Gaboriault joined Christiana Care in 2010, the health system has advanced its electronic medical record to be among the top 1 percent of all U.S. hospitals. His organization has created several innovations to improve patient care, patient safety and clinical efficiency.
“The Premier 100 IT Leader award endorses Christiana Care’s commitment to designing the future of health care by implementing transformative information technology solutions,” Gaboriault said. “Clinical health care services are among the most complex offerings in the world to design and deliver, and I am fortunate to work with a talented and dynamic team that is energized by these challenges.”
Notable achievements include a breakthrough communication management and workflow solution developed for one of the busiest emergency departments in the nation, with more than 172,000 visits last year. Another unique solution, Insight, enables patients to self-evaluate their symptoms using a handheld device that integrates with the patient medical record.
Computerworld magazine named Insight an Honors Program Laureate award winner in 2012 and, in a separate honor, awarded it Top Five recognition in the health category.
Other major technology publications have also recognized Christiana Care’s recent achievements. In 2012, CIO magazine named Christiana Care a winner of a CIO 100 Award. In 2011, InformationWeek 500 magazine selected Christiana Care’s breakthrough communication management and workflow solution as one of its “20 IT innovative ideas to steal.”
Additionally, Christiana Care received a prestigious $10 million grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in 2012 to design a new care model harnessing an information-technology data hub and predictive analytics for patients with ischemic heart disease. The project was one of only 107 chosen from more than 3,000 submissions.
Prior to joining Christiana Care, Gaboriault was the senior vice president and the chief information and strategic development officer for Teleflex Incorporated, a global provider of medical devices used in critical care and surgery. During his tenure, Gaboriault was responsible for global logistics, operational excellence and strategic sourcing.
Appointed by Gov. Jack Markell, Gaboriault serves as board chair for the Delaware Health Information Network, the nation’s first and leading health information exchange. Gaboriault also serves on the advisory board for Safeguard Scientifics Inc., a private equity and venture capital firm focused on innovative life sciences and technology companies. His nonprofit work includes serving on the board of directors and as treasurer for Tech Impact, a global nonprofit whose mission is to ensure all nonprofits can use technology to better serve our world.
“The Premier 100 awards program showcases the exceptional work of a dedicated group of senior IT leaders who are driving huge change in their organizations,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Every day, these exemplary business leaders make strategic technology decisions that track to their organizations’ top priorities. These men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT. We are very pleased to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2013 Premier 100 honorees.”