Chad T. Brisendine serves as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional network of hospitals, physicians and other related organizations providing care primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery and Berks counties in Pennsylvania and Warren County in New Jersey. The network has over 10,000 employees, a total of 1,325 physicians on the Medical Staff and more than 1,350 volunteers. In this role he is responsible for Information Technology, Business Intelligence, Medical Records, Transcription, Service Improvement and the Network’s Call Center.
Chad joined St. Luke’s University Health Network in 2009 after serving as the as the Corporate Director for New Technology and Delivery for CHRISTUS Health in Texas. He also served as a CIO for 3 hospitals within the health system which includes 44 hospitals and facilities in 6 states and Mexico. He has over 17 years of experience in Healthcare Information Technology operations, disaster recovery, business, data management, innovation in health IT, and IT strategy and IT Governance. He specializes in transformational healthcare projects including EMRs, healthcare connectivity, data management and business strategy. Chad has worked with over 80 EHR’s and connectivity platforms across a variety of community settings. Chad has successfully integrated data in and across the health community.
Chad earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX. Chad also holds CHCIO certification, ITIL and over 10 technical certifications from Microsoft and Cisco.