Deanna Wise

EVP & CIO - Dignity Health

Deanna Wise is the EVP/Chief Information Officer for Dignity Health, formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West. Deanna has been in the information technology field for twenty-two years with sixteen of those in the healthcare industry. She has led the Information Technology due-diligence for numerous individual hospitals and hospital network acquisitions. Her experience includes a deep understanding and vast experience on the development and maintenance of industry leading clinical IT systems. Deanna plays a key role in Dignity Health’s Horizon 2020 goals of competing in a reformed health care system that includes industry-leading clinical information technology. Deanna oversees the full implementation of Dignity Health’s new EHR software standard which will bring state-of-the-art electronic records to each of their facilities. She also oversees meeting meaningful use standards and is building electronic bridges between their facilities and community physicians. She is committed to developing the customer focus, efficiency and excellence of the IT function.  Prior to joining Dignity Health, Deanna was the Chief Information Officer for Vanguard Health Systems. Prior to this position she was the Chief Information Officer for Vanguard’s Abrazo Health Care market based in Phoenix, Arizona. During this time with Vanguard Health Systems, Deanna succeeded in developing a staff that steadily improved customer satisfaction; while improving the retention and satisfaction scores of the IT team. The IT team excelled in delivery of its most important technology projects, including McKesson Clinical suite of products with a standard deployment as well as numerous Athena Ambulatory EMR deployments. This was accomplished while meeting project timelines and budget goals preparing Vanguard to successfully meet the new ARRA guidelines.

Prior to joining Abrazo Healthcare, Deanna served as the Chief Information Officer for the Maricopa, Arizona County Health District and successfully in-sourced the entire Information Technology organization from McKesson and reduced the overall budget while improving customer satisfaction scores.

Deanna also served as the Director of Applications for the 12 Indiana region facilities of Ascension Health.
Deanna received her Computer Science Degree from Danville College in Danville, Illinois and is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified member of the Professional Management Institute (PMI). She has successfully introduced the PMI methodology for large hospital technology projects at Ascension Health and Maricopa County as well as Vanguard Health Systems for system implementations of McKesson, Cerner, PeopleSoft, Lawson and Siemens to name a few.