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Cedric J. Priebe, MD, has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer of Lifespan, effective November 1, 2015.
Priebe joins Lifespan from Partners HealthCare – Massachusetts’ largest health care system – where he served as vice president and chief information officer for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, as well as provided oversight for IT at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
While at Partners, Priebe successfully implemented its new electronic health record system at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Partners HealthCare at Home and at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The system, called Partners eCare, is an Epic-based electronic health record system similar to Lifespan’s recently launched LifeChart.
Prior to his role at Partners, Priebe was senior vice president and CIO at Care New England, where he led major clinical information system initiatives for Women & Infants, Kent and Butler hospitals.
“Dr. Priebe’s breadth of knowledge and experience – both as a clinician and as an authority in health care IT – is extraordinary. He is widely regarded as one of the top IT professionals in the country,” said Timothy J. Babineau, MD, president and CEO of Lifespan. “Dr. Priebe’s experience will build on the foundation of our recent implementation of LifeChart and will propel our transformation toward patient-centered care.”
Priebe will direct the planning and implementation of IT systems in support of Lifespan’s strategic plan and business needs. He will be responsible for all aspects of the organization’s information technology and systems, as well as for ensuring that the highest level of effective and cost-beneficial technology service is provided to the organization, its clinicians and employees.
As a medical researcher, Priebe has focused on the impact clinical information software and networks have on the quality of care being delivered, as well as the influence it has on medical education.
During his tenure with Care New England, Priebe was active and well known within Rhode Island’s health care and IT sectors. He was instrumental in the early work that led to the creation of Rhode Island’s health information exchange, CurrentCare.
Priebe’s other healthcare IT experience includes leadership positions at McKesson Information Solutions, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and IDX Systems Corporation.
Priebe earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. A pediatrician, he plans to have a clinical role at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.