IT Industry Alert: Cancer Treatment Centers of America Names Top CIO

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IT industry leader Kristin Darby, CPA, MBA, will join Cancer Treatment Centers of America as its CIO.

This week, after more than three months of searching, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) announced that IT industry leader Kristin Darby, CPA, MBA, will join the company as its Chief Information Officer. Darby is expected to architect the organization’s IS function including clinical and non-clinical functions.

IT Industry Leading CIO

In 2013, Darby was recognized as CIO of the Year by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech. She is highly regarded as an IT industry leader, and we will likely be seeing big things from her at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, an organization known for innovation and forward thinking.

Prior to joining CTCA, Darby served as Chief Information Officer of the Northeast Region for Tenet Healthcare. She was responsible for oversight of the IT functions of nine acute care hospitals and close to 100 smaller locations. Prior to Tenet, Darby was the CIO, VP of Information Solutions for Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions. She also served a variety of positions at Fresenius Medical Care, most notably being Director of Information Technology.

“We are delighted to have Kristin join us and assume this very critical role at CTCA,” said President and CEO, Gerard van Grinsven.  “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to a discipline that is vital in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.  In her new role, Kristin will provide leadership and direction for all of our major IS initiatives, seeking ways to improve our information systems in a manner that will enable us continue to deliver the exceptional quality of patient-centered care for which CTCA is renowned.”

Innovation and Growth for CTCA

Darby received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida, and an MBA from the Henley Business School in Oxfordshire, England. She is also a CPA, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Healthcare CIO and Six Sigma Green Belt.

Darby is expected to serve as the principal architect for the IS function including, but not limited to:

  • Hardware and software applications
  • Data infrastructure
  • Warehousing and security
  • Informatics
  • System-wide technology support services

Knowing this, we can expect to see big changes in all of these areas of CTCAs IT environment.

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McKenzie has a background in communications and non-profit sector. ..read more