Cleveland Clinic appoints new CIO

Cleveland Clinic has named Sarah Hatchett its new senior vice president and chief information officer.

Hatchett had served as interim chief information officer at the Cleveland Clinic since August 2023, when then-CIO Matthew Kull left the health system for Inova Health System.

As interim CIO, Hatchett already had experience with a portfolio of responsibility that included overseeing more than $500 million in ongoing projects, healthcare system integrations, hospital construction, capital projects and IT operations.

Previously, Hatchett served as the clinic’s associate CIO, where she oversaw the Enterprise Applications and Growth portfolio.

She has also led information technology integrations at several hospitals that have joined the Cleveland Clinic healthcare system, including Mercy, Martin Health and Indian River hospitals.

Hatchett has also led the system’s Electronic Health Records Transformation program and helped align supporting programs, processes and strategic plans across the Cleveland Clinic.

Prior to her time in Ohio, Hatchett held other healthcare leadership positions at NYC Health + Hospitals, Sutter Health and Epic.

A sampling of Cleveland Clinic’s recent news: its participation, along with more than a dozen other healthcare systems, in the Trustworthy & Responsible AI Network, or TRAIN. (Recently, Hatchett’s colleague, Chief Analytics Officer Albert Marinez, offered Healthcare IT news some advice for AI success.)

Cleveland Clinic has also recently been a leader in quantum computing, launching its Quantum System One platform with IBM, innovating new use cases for supercomputers and making quantum energy available to other healthcare startups.

β€œIn healthcare, technology plays a critical role in improving patient care, improving operational efficiency and driving better outcomes,” Hatchett said in a statement after This week she announced her new role on LinkedIn. β€œAs we move forward, my focus will be on fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration and continuous improvement, while always protecting our platform.

β€œI am filled with optimism and excitement for the future,” she added. β€œTogether we can overcome every challenge and seize every opportunity to advance our mission of providing world-class care.”

Mike Miliard is editor-in-chief of Healthcare IT News
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