Cooper Appoints New Chief Information Officer

The Cooper Health System has appointed Jayashree Raman as Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

A pioneer in the evolution of healthcare information technology, Ms. Raman established the core information technology infrastructure at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, Pa., where she was Vice President and Chief Information Officer from 1997-2010, and Director of Technical Operations from 1987-1997.   She most recently served as Vice President of Healthcare Strategy and Chief Information Officer for Stanley Healthcare Solutions, where she provided vision, leadership and strategic planning to grow the company’s healthcare market presence.

“Jayashree Raman is an accomplished, solution-driven IT strategist with proven strength in fiscal management.  She has a keen understanding of the technology needed to advance the clinical and business missions of a large, complex organization like Cooper,” says John P. Sheridan, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer at Cooper.  “We are confident that she will ensure Cooper remains on the cutting edge of healthcare information technologies.”

For nearly two decades, Cooper has not wavered in its commitment to build and maintain the region’s most advanced healthcare information technology infrastructure.  Cooper was one of the first hospitals in the country to implement Physician Order Entry, an online system that eliminated handwritten physician notes and significantly improved patient safety and quality of care.  Cooper was also one of the first hospitals in the region to launch its electronic health record (EHR) system, long before the 2014 deadline mandated by the federal government.

“I’m excited to join an organization that understands the importance of an innovative, dynamic approach to information technology in healthcare,” says Ms. Raman.  “I look forward to working with Cooper’s progressive team to ensure that we continue to lead the way in shaping and establishing cutting-edge technology that improves patient care and safety.”

Ms. Raman holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Madras in India, and a Master in Business Management certificate from Tulane University in New Orleans.

 

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