Eric Yablonka

Eric has over thirty five years of experience as an industry leading Chief Information Officer (CIO).  He currently advises companies, funds and organizations on all matters relating to health information technologies, digital and business strategies and their applications.  He is an Investor/Advisor With Excelerate Health Ventures and a Advsior to YL Ventures.

Previously he was the Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean at Stanford Health Care and School of Medicine.  Eric’s responsibilities included all information technology and digital systems, information security and biomedical engineering for the health system and school of medicine.  Eric’s role was to develop and execute strategies that leverage technologies across patient care, medical research and teaching.  He closely collaborated with leaders at the Health System, Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford University in the execution of those strategies and to support enterprise technology needs.

Prior to Stanford Health Care, Eric served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University of Chicago Medicine since 2001.  Eric was a member of the Senior Management Group and worked with management and the UCM Board of Trustees to execute the business strategies of the organization.  He has also served at Northwestern Memorial, University of Nebraska, St. Raphael Health System and Beaumont Health in leadership roles.

Eric is also a former Director for TeraMedica, an imaging management company which exited through an acquisition.

Eric has been an advocate for innovation in the healthcare industry. He speaks about these topics in industry and technology conferences and meetings. He has written articles for trade publications about technology innovation and adoption. Eric and his organizations have also been featured in publications in recognition of their accomplishments. Eric has been an early adopter of new medical and information technologies. He frequently works with his vendor partners and new entrants to market to understand how their offerings can be of value to his organization.

As an individual or member of advisory groups, Eric has guided new companies with their product offerings, market analysis and positioning and with their business planning. He has educated new company’s executive teams on how to navigate the healthcare market with a specialty in helping emerging companies work synergistically with more established healthcare companies.

Eric has been honored to receive the John E. Gall CIO of the Year award from CHIME/HIMSS and the Executives Club of Chicago/SIM/AITP CIO of the Year award.  He and his team have been recognized with numerous awards including multiple CIO100 awards, Most Wired, Information Week Elite 100, CHEF Innovation and SIM/AITP Most Effective Team recognition.  He is a fellow in both CHIME and HIMSS and has had leadership roles in both organizations.

Eric earned his MBA from the Advanced Management Program, Broad School of Management at Michigan State University and his BS in Business Studies at the State University of New York College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

Bio updated June 2021

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