Michael Archuleta is a member of FierceHealthcare's Editorial Advisory Council. He is the Chief Information Officer and HIPAA & Information Security Officer at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado.
In his current role, Michael oversees all aspects of information technology and has led major organizational transformations. During Michael’s time serving as CIO, he led and designed the first data center while then adding virtualization efforts that reduced costs 56% and improved uptime from 59% to 99% which increased business productivity, operating efficiencies and enhanced services while reducing operating expenses.
Under Michael’s leadership, the hospital met HIMSS Analytics Stage 6 recognition on the eight-stage HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model in 2017, a recognition achieved by only 30% of U.S. hospitals. The hospital's information technology department has also been presented the annual Healthcare’s Most Wired Award in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 which is given to the top hospitals in the country making the most progress in the adoption of health IT.
Michael currently serves on the board of directors for The Neural Network, a CXO advisory board facilitated by NetApp, and a Healthcare Ambassador for Fujitsu of America. He is also an active member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), a cybersecurity advisor to several healthcare startups and an active speaker within the field of health IT.