Lisa P. Montgomery, MHA, executive vice president of Finance and Operations for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has announced the appointment of Mark McMath as enterprise chief information officer (CIO) for Information Solutions. He will oversee a team of technology specialists, providing mission-aligned vision, leadership, services and support for the institution. In this role, McMath will report directly to Montgomery and to Patrick J. Cawley, M.D., CEO of MUSC Health and vice president for Health Affairs, University. Scheduled to begin his new role on April 27, McMath will serve as a member of the senior leadership team, working to plan, develop, implement and support all information technology (IT) initiatives across the MUSC enterprise.
“Mark will apply his deep experience to harness the power of data, innovation and technology in support of the three-part MUSC mission, which encompasses academics, research and patient-centered health care delivery,” Montgomery said.
“As our enterprise continues to transform and grow, the integration of advanced information technology has become a key competitive advantage,” Cawley said. “Under Mark’s leadership, we look forward to continuing our engagement in such areas of innovation as predictive and prescriptive analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and interoperability.”
McMath joins MUSC from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) where since 2015 he has served as the senior vice president and chief information officer. He was responsible for providing highly reliable, innovative and cost effective corporate IT services to the 13,000 associates and 2,200 physicians who provide nationally recognized health care services to communities in Western Tennessee, Northern Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas.
Prior to joining MLH, he served as CIO and VP of IT, Clinical and Support Services at Indiana University Health Bloomington in Indiana. His regional responsibilities included the laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, IT, the program management office, telecommunications, medical and clinical informatics, supply chain, patient transport, clinical engineering, food and nutrition services, environmental services, facilities and construction, property management, emergency management, and security. He also served as VP and CIO with Clinical Laboratory Partners in Connecticut and with Hamilton Health Care System in Georgia.
McMath is Lean bronze certified and served as the executive sponsor of IU Health Bloomington’s peri-operative services value stream. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized McMath as one of the Top 100 Health System CIOs to Know.
During the past five years, his community engagement included serving as VP of the Rotary Club of Memphis and on the boards of Common Table Health Alliance, Leadership Memphis and the HealthLINC Information Exchange. McMath was also vice chair of the Community Alliance for the Homeless board. He served on the University of Memphis Industry Advisory Board, Indiana University’s Kelley Institute for Business Analytics Advisory Board and was a mentor for tnAchieves. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
McMath holds two degrees from Purdue University, a Bachelor’s of Science in management and a Master’s in Business Administration. He and his wife, Julie, have two adult daughters.
About the Medical University of South Carolina
Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, MUSC brought in more than $284 million in fiscal year 2019.
As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina. To learn more about clinical patient services, visit muschealth.org.
MUSC and its affiliates have collective annual budgets of more than $3.2 billion. The more than 17,000 MUSC team members include world-class faculty, physicians, specialty providers and scientists who deliver groundbreaking education, research, technology and patient care. For information on academic programs, visit musc.edu.