Michael Minear, Chief Information Officer at the UC Davis Medical Center, is a national leader in health-care information technology. He has an extensive record of leading transformations of large, complex organizations in the use of modern information technology.
As a member of the executive leadership team of UC Davis Health System, Minear directs about 460 staff employees and oversees an overall annual operating budget of $80 million, plus a yearly capital budget exceeding $20 million. He is responsible for developing and executing a technology strategy that supports the health system's four missions of clinical care, research, education, and community engagement.
Minear has worked in the health-care industry for over 34 years. He has held the positions of senior vice president and CIO at the University of Maryland Medical System; vice president and CIO at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minneapolis; CIO of the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic; and vice president at Medicus Systems. While at Medicus, he co-designed and managed the development of the first commercial executive information system for health-care-providing organizations (DISCOVERY EIS).
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