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Banner Health IT leader recognized nationally for visionary work

Deanna Wise, chief information officer, credits Banner team with success

PHOENIX (Aug. 12, 2021) – Deanna Wise, Banner Health senior vice president and chief information officer, has been recognized as one of the 11 global recipients of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Changemaker in Health Award.

The award, the first of its kind, is determined by a public vote, making it a unique representation of the voices of the health care industry. The award recognizes inspiring senior healthcare executives who rigorously challenge the status quo to improve health care.

“I am honored to accept this on behalf of our skilled and dedicated Banner team. Over the past year, I have been reminded daily of the talented and forward-thinking individuals that I have the privilege of working to make health care better,’’ Wise said.

“None of our achievements happen without strong collaboration among IT team members and with our colleagues throughout our system.’’

Wise was recently recognized during the 2021 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition.

In recognizing Wise and her work at Banner, HIMSS cited the successful implementation of Workday and development of a data strategy and supporting governance while also the IT team also worked to improve overall IT service delivery.

Led by Wise, Banner is implementing an industry-leading population health tool, Innovaccer, to better coordinate operations between Banner’s insurance division and its clinical-delivery system.

In addition, Banner IT last year conducted a rapid rollout of an acute and ambulatory telehealth platform to meet the needs of COVID-19 care as well as introduced consumer-facing bots to improve the patient experience; strengthened cybersecurity standards and modernized key core systems such as revenue cycle, human resources, data management.

About Banner Health

Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner Health Network, Banner – University Medicine, academic and employed physician groups, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services; including Banner Urgent Care, family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming. For more information, visit bannerhealth.com.

About HIMSS Changemaker in Health Awards

HIMSS Changemaker in Health Awards recognize inspiring senior healthcare executives who rigorously challenge the status quo in their journeys to build a brighter health future. The awards celebrate innovative individuals as they lead change in their relentless pursuit to improve care by harnessing the power of information and technology.

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