Mary Alice Annecharico
Mary Alice Annecharico (pronounced Anna Kara Coo), R.N., MS, is senior vice president and chief information officer for Henry Ford Health System. She is responsible for Henry Ford's strategic planning and delivery and support of its integrated delivery systems including the Project Helios revenue cycle, electronic health record, physician and patient portals, as well as IT improvement services. Mary Alice is recognized for her ability to transform information technology services into highly effective, cross-disciplinary teams responsible for using technology resources to improve services and realize the strategic goals of the organization. Mary Alice is a registered nurse with an extensive nursing leadership background and more than 20 years in transforming clinical and business environments through the uses of technology. She has been actively engaged in national efforts to create a sustainable, secure, statewide health information exchange, offering interoperability between regional and national health information networks to provide access to clinical data and improved, measurable health outcomes. A fellow in the Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS), Mary Alice serves as editor for the peer reviewed Journal of Health Information Management, the digital publication of HIMSS.