LANSING, Mich. - Sparrow Vice President and Chief Information Officer Tom Bres has been named a Premier 100 IT Leader in the country by IDG's Computerworld magazine, a national industry publication.
The recognition comes as the latest in a string of honors for information technology at Sparrow, including being named first among healthcare technology innovators in the nation by InformationWeek earlier this year.
The Premier100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment and envision innovative solutions to business challenges. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award.
"It's exciting to receive this honor and it's reflective of the talented team we've assembled, and Sparrow's commitment to leveraging information technology to meet the changing needs of our Patients," Bres said. "Just this week we've turned on our iSparrow electronic medical records (EMR) system in all our hospital locations, providing Sparrow clinicians with the most advanced information technology available as they care for our Patients.
"Sparrow's vision to be recognized as a national leader in quality and patient experience is only possible through the work of outstanding Caregivers like Tom and his exceptional team," said Dennis Swan, Sparrow President and Chief Executive Officer. "His leadership and experience has helped us to ensure the delivery of Patient-centered, evidence-based best practices which we call 'The Sparrow Way'."