Henry Ford Health System has appointed an informatics executive at one of the largest for-profit hospital systems in the country to take over as its chief information officer.
Paul Browne, who currently serves as the CIO and senior vice president of applied informatics for Tenet Healthcare, will become the CIO and senior vice president of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System effective Feb. 5.
Browne replaces Mary Alice Annecharico, R.N., who retired this year after a six-year career at Henry Ford.
Bob Riney, Henry Ford’s president of healthcare operations and chief operations officer, praised Browne’s experience in both the payer and provider industries. At Tenet, he oversaw information services across the healthcare system that operates 74 hospitals across 47 states. Prior to his appointment as CIO in 2012, he spent 13 years as the chief integration officer at Michigan-based Trinity Health System and five years at the managed care organization SelectCare.
“When you combine that with his experience in managing complex change at large organizations, we are confident Paul is the right choice to help us navigate the constantly evolving IT landscape,” Riney said in a release.