Matthew Chambers

Baylor Scott & White Health

Matthew has been Chief Information Officer of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas, since the organization was formed from the merger of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare in 2013. He is responsible for designing and deploying the next generation clinical architecture to enable BSWH to meet the triple aim of increased access, lower per-capita costs and improved population health. Prior to the merger, he was the CIO of Scott & White Healthcare and led the implementation of the fully integrated enterprise electronic medical record system, achieving HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 at five hospitals and 23 clinics at a nationally recognized rapid pace. He also guided the organization during the launch of its first online patient portal called MyChart. During his tenure, this organization has been recognized as Most Wired - Most Improved by Hospital & Health Networks and 5 Best Hospital IT Departments by Healthcare IT News. Matthew focuses his efforts on leading strategic initiatives to transform the technology department to be flexible, adaptable and responsive to customer needs, while optimizing IT operations and identifying cost efficiencies. As CIO of Baylor Scott & White Health, he has led the organization in further progress towards creating a connected network of providers through the utilization of a health information exchange (HIE). The HIE will be available in clinics and hospitals across Baylor Scott & White, including providers in our accountable care organization—Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance. By providing access to patient data from multiple electronic medical record systems and other sources, providers will be able to reach patient clinical information in a timely and secured manner. The HIE is expected to improve accuracy and reduce duplicate testing, medication errors and readmissions. Prior to joining Baylor Scott & White, Matthew held leadership positions at KPMG, BearingPoint and James Martin & Co. Throughout his career, he led large-scale business and technology transformation projects with a focus on M&A, post-transaction IT transformation, IT Strategy and Governance architecture. Chambers earned a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas in 1993. He is a Certified Healthcare CIO from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and certified as a Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

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