Atrium Health has named Andy Crowder its new senior vice president and chief information and analytics officer, reflecting the health system’s focus on data and analytics.
Crowder most recently served as the corporate senior vice president and chief information officer for Scripps Health, a nonprofit healthcare system based in San Diego. At Scripps, Crowder focused on enhancing the use of advanced analytics to improve care delivery and enabling virtual care services to improve customer access and convenience.
“We are thrilled to have Andy join the Atrium Health family,” said Anthony DeFurio, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Atrium Health, in a prepared statement. “As information and analytics play an increasingly vital role in caring for our patients, we are fortunate to have an innovative and forward-thinking leader like Andy join us to advance our mission.”
Prior to joining Scripps Health, Crowder served as the senior vice president and chief information officer for Maine Health, the largest healthcare organization in Maine.
Formerly, Crowder served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Florida Hospital, one of America’s largest hospitals, where he led the enterprise deployment of Cerner in the acute and ambulatory settings.
Crowder isn’t the only high-profile leader to join Atrium (previously Carolinas HealthCare System) recently. Healthcare Innovation reported in December 2018 that industry thought leader Rasu Shrestha, M.D., formerly Chief Innovation Officer at the 40-hospital University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) was joining Atrium as executive vice president and chief strategy officer. Shrestha is spearheading a renewed focus on innovation, launching new healthcare inventions, discoveries and ideas to benefit Atrium Health patients and the communities it serves.