Regent Surgical Health’s Chief Information Officer, Rusty Strange, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The chapter is dedicated to educational programs and the advancement of health information technology professionals.
“I am honored to join the Board of Directors for Tennessee HIMSS and look forward to working with the Leadership Team, Board Members, Ambassadors, Volunteers, and Members to advance our mission – better health through information and technology,” says CIO Strange. “The chapter’s mission aligns with my work at Regent and our commitment to achieving the best possible clinical outcomes. I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and working with Tennessee HIMSS to meet the ever-changing technology needs of the healthcare industry.”
The Tennessee Chapter of HIMSS works to improve healthcare by providing means for professional growth, workforce development, and health information technology advocacy. The chapter is also actively involved in growing the region’s knowledge base and talent pool.
“Our chapter is one of the leading chapters in the nation with almost 2,000 members and having a strong board presence is important to ensure we are continuing to focus on building professional growth, workforce development, and advocating for HIT in the state,” said Brad Morrow, President of the Tennessee chapter. “Rusty is a great addition because of his background and the work he is doing at Regent Surgical Health in the ambulatory care space. We are happy to have him.”
In addition to his involvement in Tennessee HIMSS, Strange serves in a volunteer and board capacity for the Tennessee CIO Leadership Association, the Greater Nashville Technology Council, and the Nashville Health Care Council.
Since 2001, Regent has developed, owned, and managed ASC facilities in partnership with hospitals and physicians and has grown to become the nation’s largest independent health system joint venture-focused ASC operator.