Patty Lavely

Sr. Vice President and CIO, Gwinnett Health System

Patty, Sr. Vice President and CIO for Gwinnett Health System is a leader in healthcare information technology with more than 25 years of experience in the industry. She has served as Chief Information Officer for several regional health systems in Georgia and as an interim in New Jersey, developing each organization’s IT strategy and implementing operational improvements and technology-related regulatory compliance policies. Her experience includes, but is not limited to, developing IT governance, implementing EMRs, relocating data centers, major system selections and implementations and long-range planning.

Patty has participated in the planning and development of both statewide and local health information exchanges, serving as Chair of both the Georgia Health Information Technology and Transparency Advisory Board and the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council’s IT Consortium. She has maintained memberships and industry involvement in national organizations, such as VHA, HIMSS, ACHE and CHIME. Patty holds an MBA from Florida State University, is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a CHIME Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer.