Chief Information Officer, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, Utah

Donna Roach serves as the Chief Information Officer for the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (UUHC).  Previous to this, she was the Vice President for Information Services at BJC HealthCare and Washington University Medical School and oversaw the Epic program for the 15 BJC Hospitals, the 700 physician medical group, in addition to the 2200 physician member Washington University Medical School Faculty Practice Plan and affiliated practices.

With more than 35 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Roach has focused on healthcare information technology for the past 30 years. She was with Ascension Information Services, serving as the Chief Information Officer in the St. Louis corporate office, the Gulf Coast, Kansas, Michigan and New York markets. Prior to this, she held the CIO role at Bronson Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan and Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois.

Roach earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, Health Administration, from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Science in Health Systems Management from Rush University Medical College in Chicago. She completed her Fellowship at the Veterans Administration, Chicago.

Roach is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer, a Fellow within the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and served on the Board for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Previously, she was the President of the Michigan Chapter of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and Chair for the Michigan Hospital Association Technology Board.

She has taught at the University of Illinois – Circle Campus, Rush Medical College, Department of Health Systems Management, and UCONN, Health Administration.

Bio posted April 2021

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