Eric Yablonka

Eric Yablonka

Vice President and CIO University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences

Eric has over twenty five years of experience in leading hospital operations and information systems management functions.  He has served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Biological Sciences since 2001.  His responsibilities at UCMC include all information technology functions, biomedical engineering and the call center.  Eric has a staff of over 300 with capital and operating budget responsibilities in excess of $60M annually.

Eric is a member of the Senior Management Group and works with the UCMC Board of Trustees to execute the business strategies of the organization.  He has leadership responsibility for the T-2 program whose focus is to transform how UCMC functions and drives operational improvements in the following areas; supply chain and administrative management, clinical care delivery, patient and physician access.

Eric is also a Director for TeraMedica.  They are a Milwaukee based company that markets software designed to connect and manage the clinical content infrastructure of a modern healthcare system.

Prior to UCMC, Eric was the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Saint Raphael Healthcare System in New Haven, CT.  At SRHS, he was responsible for the information technology, supply chain management, process re-engineering, benchmarking and decision support functions.  Eric also worked at the JCAHO developing clinical outcome measurement systems, Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a Director in their IS Division, University of Nebraska Medical Center as Assistant Director in Information Services and William Beaumont Hospital as Manager of Information Services.

Eric has been an advocate for innovation in the healthcare industry.  He speaks about these topics in industry and technology conferences and meetings.  He has written articles for trade publications about technology innovation and adoption.  Eric and his organization have also been featured in publications in recognition of their accomplishments.

Eric has been an early adopter of new medical and information technologies.  He frequently works with his vendor partners and new entrants to market to understand how their offerings can be of value to his organization.