METRO Board of Trustees Member Named One of Information Week Healthcare's CIO 25

METRO Board of Trustees Secretary Patricia Skarulis (Vice President of Information Systems & Chief Information Officer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) was recently honored by InformationWeek Healthcare in their their "first-ever compilation of executives leading the healthcare IT revolution." Her profile is excerpted here, but you can read the rest of the CIO 25 here.

As CIO at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, Patricia Skarulis heads development of one of the country's largest data warehouses for patient care and clinical research at a single organization. The Web-based system contains more than 1.2 million cancer patient records that feed into the center's electronic health record system, giving clinicians a unified view of patients' medical history and treatments.

Skarulis, who has been at Sloan-Kettering for nine years, led the implementation of a wireless network that enables instant communication among clinicians using walkie-talkie technology both inside and outside the hospital. She has also led work with IBM in the development of a pathology analysis systems to help forecast how individual patients will respond to specific cancer treatments.

She's also worked with multidisciplinary team to develop a chemotherapy order entry system that does the complex calculations needed to ensure that patients get the proper chemo dosages.

Congratulations, Ms. Skarulis!

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Jason Kucsma
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