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Lake Regional’s Neece Earns Top Digital Health Credential

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Patrick Neece, CHCIO, CDH-E Patrick Neece, CHCIO, CDH-E

Patrick Neece, CHCIO, CDH-E, chief information officer at Lake Regional Health System, has earned designation as a Certified Digital Health Executive from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

“One of our core Lake Regional values is ‘Encourage Excellence,’” said Kevin McRoberts, FACHE, Lake Regional CEO. “We’re proud of Patrick for modeling this value by pursuing and attaining the Certified Digital Health Executive designation. This achievement demonstrates his commitment to ensuring our patients receive exceptional care.”

According to the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, or CHIME, the Certified Digital Health Program is designed for all health care professionals, leaders and executives looking to or currently serving in the health care digital space. The program tests participants’ knowledge and understanding in the larger health care IT industry. Credentialing is based on meeting the requirements outlined, continuing educational credits and passing the CDH level examination.

Neece provides executive leadership for the Information Systems departments, as well as Facilities, Engineering and Security, representing around 80 employees total. These teams focus on creating physical and online environments that are safe and secure for patient care. They also develop and implement tools that make work more efficient, giving caregivers more time with patients and easier access to information needed for good decision-making.

Neece has more than 20 years of health care information technology experience, including 15 years in a chief information officer role. He joined Lake Regional in 2019.

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