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Michael Minear

Chief Information Officer, UC Davis Health System

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Michael Minear, Chief Information Officer, is a national leader in health care information technology. He has an extensive record of leading transformations of large, complex organizations in the use of modern information technology.

As a member of the executive leadership team of UC Davis Health System, Minear directs about 430 staff employees and oversees an overall annual operating budget of $105 million, plus a yearly capital budget exceeding $11 million. He is responsible for developing and executing a technology strategy that supports the health system's four missions of clinical care, research, education and community engagement.

Minear has worked in the health care industry for more than 37 years. He has held the positions of senior vice president and CIO at the University of Maryland Medical System; vice president and CIO at Park Nicollet Health Services in Minneapolis; CIO of the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic; and vice president at Medicus Systems. While at Medicus, he co-designed and managed the development of the first commercial executive information system for health care-providing organizations (DISCOVERY EIS).

Minear has been a part-time associate faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health since 2001, where he teaches the graduate Informatics class entitled Health Management Information Systems. At John Hopkins, he has taught and mentored more than 800 graduate students from 21 countries, and was one of only 13 faculty members in the School of Public Health who was honored with an "Exceptional Teacher” award in the spring of 2011. Minear also co-teaches the course at UC Davis called Introduction to Healthcare Analytics with Dr. Michael Hogarth.

He is among the first group of health-care executives in the nation to be credentialed as a Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. He is a certified professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), sponsored by the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society, of which he is a member. He was mentor and host to CIO interns from the Virginia Commonwealth University during the summers of 2003 and 2004, and was a member of the Society's national task force supporting the National Healthcare Information Network (NHIN). He is also a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Minear was one of 20 health care CIOs in America chosen by InformationWeek in 2013 on its third annual list of "20 Health IT Leaders who are Driving Change," which features CIOs at major U.S. health systems and the individuals who are turning health-information exchanges into a reality.

Minear has a master's degree in medical informatics from Northwestern University, a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Iowa with a double major in finance and financial economics, and a graduate certificate in biomedical informatics from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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