CLEVELAND, Ohio — MetroHealth System has named John F. McInally as chief information officer, filling the shoes long held by Vince Miller, who retired earlier this year.
McInally is experienced in health care information services and investing in technology to improve organizational performance.
“I was drawn first to the MetroHealth mission, and then to the challenge,” McInally said in a written statement about his move to Cleveland. ”There are many talented people at MetroHealth and I’m looking forward to supporting them with a significant advancement in information technology resources.”
He joins the Cleveland health system from CollabRx Inc., an emerging biotech company in Palo Alto, Calif., where he was in charge of planning, operations and financial management. There, he oversaw development of software to integrate genomic and clinical information among physicians and researchers.
Prior to CollabRx, McInally spent several years as chief information officer at Stanford University Medical Center’s Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, where he was responsible for a $20 million upgrade in information technology infrastructure and expansion in staffing, a $60 million advanced computerized physician order entry and clinical documentation system and growth of Web services.
McInally’s background is diverse, including academic expertise in software engineering, management systems, mathematical economics and nursing. He was a trauma nurse in the U.S. Army. He has worked at large academic medical centers and rural health delivery systems.