Henry Ford Health System Welcomes New Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

January 18, 2018
Paul Browne

After a nationwide search, Henry Ford Health System has appointed its new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Paul Browne will join the system effective Feb. 5, 2018.

Browne is currently the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Applied Informatics for Tenet Healthcare, where he is responsible for all aspects of information services across the entire publicly traded healthcare system. Prior to that, he served as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Strategic Program Development for Trinity Health. Browne specializes in leading transformational change in complex organizations and the development of business and clinical intelligence capabilities across large enterprises.

In addition to the delivery side, Browne has also extensive experience in the insurance sector, with both SelectCare and Accenture. “That’s just one of the reasons we are so delighted to have Paul join our team,” said Bob Riney, President, Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer, Henry Ford Health System. “Paul’s expertise with both the delivery and payer sides is a perfect match for an integrated health system like Henry Ford. 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.”

During more than three decades in information technology, Browne has been named to ComputerWorld’s list of “Top 100 CIOs.” He has also been named a “Top 50 Innovator” across all industries and “Top 5 Innovator” in health care by InformationWeek. Additionally, Browne has authored numerous articles and lectured extensively at national symposiums focusing on IT strategy and innovation.

“It has long been a passion of mine to harness the best advances in clinical information technology to drive better and more efficient patient care and customer service,” said Browne. “I am proud to bring that passion to a wonderful organization like Henry Ford.”

A Michigan native, Browne is a graduate of the University of Michigan with both a bachelor’s degree in Economics and master’s degree in Health Services Administration.

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MEDIA CONTACT:  Brenda D. Craig

Director, Media Relations
Henry Ford Health System
bcraig3@hfhs.org