Tenet executive Paul Browne named CIO of Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Hospital
Paul Browne will take over as senior vice president and CIO at Henry Ford Health System. (Henry Ford Health System)

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

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.

Whitepaper

Elevate Health Plan Member Engagement Through Call Center Transformation

Learn how health plans can rapidly transform their call center operations and provide high-touch, concierge service to health plan members.

RELATED: Henry Ford Health System data breach impacts 18K patients

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.

Suggested Articles

Nearly 10,000 patients involved in research studies were impacted by a third-party privacy breach that may have exposed their medical diagnoses.

Veterans Health Administration medical facilities currently have a paper medical record backlog that if stacked up would be 5.15 miles high, according to the…

The Department of Health and Human Services announced proposed changes to privacy restrictions on patients' substance use treatment records.