System VP, CIO, Eastern Maine HealthCare
Kyle Johnson, MMI, CHCIO is the System Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems. In this role, Kyle is focused on identifying and managing the people, process, technology, and cultural change required for EMHS to achieve national recognition as a model for excellence in healthcare.
Kyle has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, 16 of which has been with Trinity Health, the second largest Catholic healthcare delivery system in the nation, which serves communities in more than 26 states. During her time with Trinity, she held numerous positions, including vice president and Chief Analytics Officer, vice president of Application Services, as well as interim chief medical information officer (CMIO). In her interim CMIO leadership role, she led an effort to bring the CMIOs for approximately 50 hospitals together to successfully implement the integration of the electronic health record across the system. She is also credited with co-developing the informatics strategy and developing the analytics strategy for Trinity.
Prior to Trinity Health, Kyle was the Director of Client Services for The MedStat Group (now Truven/IBM Analytics). This was Kyle’s first introduction to analytics and data management in healthcare. Prior to The MedStat Group, Kyle help several roles in home healthcare organizations and served 11 years at Chelsea Community Hospital in various operational and health IT roles. Kyle attributes this time in her career to understanding healthcare operations in all aspects of the health continuum.
Kyle holds a bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Central Michigan University and a Masters degree in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University.
Kyle is involved in IT professional societies – HIMSS, CHIME, and Scottsdale Institute. Kyle earned her CHCIO distinction from the CHIME organization in 2016. Kyle also holds board member seats for HealthInfoNet, the Maine State HIE and for Northeastern Technology Consortium (NETC). Kyle was also named Health Data Managements Top 50 IT Experts in December 2015 and Becker’s Top 100 CIOs to Know in February 2016.
Kyle lives in Hampden, Maine with her husband Keith and their two Lhasa Apso’, Zoe and Cashlin. She has two grown daughters, as well as a son-in-law. She’s an avid gardener, reader, and enjoys walking in her spare time.