Catherine Bruno


Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems

Symposium Roles
CIO Award Winner 2012

Catherine Bruno is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), a seven-hospital system serving central and northern Maine. She has 25 years’ experience in Health Care Leadership, 30 years of experience in Information Systems, and 14 years as CIO in Health Care. Catherine is the Executive Sponsor for the Bangor Beacon Community, one of 17 communities in the United States to receive a $12.75 million grant to improve the health of the people in the Bangor community through care management supported by Health Information Technology. She was asked by the Office of the National Coordinator to co-chair the Leadership and Governance Community of Practice for the national Beacon program.

Catherine has successfully developed Information Systems Strategic Plans and Governance designs at three large, complex healthcare organizations. She has successfully implemented and integrated major clinical, financial, and decision-support information systems (e.g., Computerized Provider Order Entry) at these three organizations, two of which received the Nicholas R. Davies Organizational Award, the nation’s highest award for implementation of a system-wide Electronic Health Record, by the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). Catherine is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She was named the 2010 CIO of the Year award by the New England HIMSS.

Catherine holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Delaware.

“Being a chief information officer is about bringing out the best in all of the people with whom I am privileged to work… I am honored to be a finalist for this prestigious MIT Sloan CIO award and would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the dedicated, hard-working people at EMHS who, together, are changing the way healthcare services are delivered in Maine.”