IDNs & Emerging Payment Models
Healthcare Business & Finance
William A. Spooner, FCHIME, LCHIME, CHCIO has nearly 40 years of healthcare experience. Prior to joining The Advisors, Bill served 18 years as CIO of San Diego‐based Sharp Healthcare. He now serves as advisor to Healthcare systems and vendor firms on strategy, innovation, and performance improvement.
During his time at Sharp, Bill led an aggressive IT effort that placed Sharp on the Hospitals and Health Networks Most Wired list for 14 of its first 16 years. Numerous IT advances in both the business and patient care arenas supported Sharp’s development as the leading San Diego integrated delivery network in a highly competitive managed care environment. IT was cited for its contributions to Sharp’s 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Sharp placed high on numerous “best places to work” rankings, including #6 and #7 on Computerworld’s 2013 and 2014, respectively, Best Places to Work in IT rankings.
Recipient of the 2009 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award, Bill is a member the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives which he served as Chair in 2006. In 2013, he received CHIME’s inaugural Public Policy Award and the CHIME Legacy Award in2018. In 2011 he was named by Information Week as one of the 25 leaders driving the healthcare I.T. revolution. He serves on the Board of the Tennessee HIMSS chapter, as well as and the Board IT Strategy Committee of Ballad Health. He previously served on the Board Organizational Risk and Corporate Responsibility Committee of Advent Health, the Boards of the Blue Ridge Medical Management Corporation, National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC), Digital Pathology Association, San Diego‐based Community Clinics Health Network and San Diego HealthConnect regional HIE, as well as the Healthcare IT News Editorial Board. He is a past member of the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from California State University, Chico.