Robert Eardley | EardleyEardley
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Houston Methodist
Robert Eardley joined Houston Methodist in July, 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Information Technology Division that includes more than 500 professionals organized into clinical, business and infrastructure teams.
Division provides strategy, support, and infrastructure for a $12 billion healthcare system consisting of seven hospitals, five emergency centers, two free-standing imaging centers, and 70 ambulatory/outpatient locations in the greater Houston area.
ability to create and communicate a clear vision for the future, and his
skill and passion for stakeholder engagement, Eardley
has gained unprecedented Houston Methodist
Board support for IT.
has earned a position among the thought leaders in the organization's strategic planning, aligning IT goals with the Houston Methodist
strategic development and mission.
natural insight into the human side of IT
led him to require his
entire management team to become certified in change management to promote project successes.
He led business plan development to move to a new integrated electronic health record.
strong belief in IT governance, mobility, collaboration tools and patient engagement has led to major strides in these areas at Houston Methodist
, with industry leading plans for the near future.
As CIO, Eardley provides executive leadership for more than $300 million in committed IT projects over the next five years, and the IT portion of $1 billion in major system expansion projects under way.
Before joining Houston Methodist, Eardley served as Vice President and Associate CIO for University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio.
From 1997 to 2006, he worked in healthcare consulting with Ernst & Young, Capgemini and Accenture.
additional previous employers include HBO & Company/McKesson Information Systems and Halifax Medical Center
Eardley holds a MBA with a Health Services Management concentration degree from Duke University and a BA in finance from the University of Florida.
is CPHIMS and ITIL certified.
He is a member of the following professional organizations: College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society.