Tom Stafford, VP & CIO, Halifax Health

Tom Stafford is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Halifax Health. Tom joined the organization more than 10 years ago after a decade working as an engineer and product developer in the medical device industry. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is also a certified project management professional with more than 15 years of experience managing technically complex projects. In addition, he holds his Green Belt Six Sigma certification. Responsible for overall leadership in every IT initiative at Halifax Health, Tom blends his engineering experience of optimizing processes and systems with his management skills for mentoring and coaching staff. In doing so, he has created a culture that has put the hospital on Computerworld magazine’s Best Places to Work in IT three years in a row. In addition, Tom won a 2017 Computerworld Premier 100 Award for his leadership and innovative approaches.
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How healthcare executives can forge a stronger chain against cyberattacks

Posted by Tom Stafford, VP & CIO, Halifax Health on October 2, 2018

As healthcare organizations further integrate technology into their operations, the risk of cyberattacks increases — and research shows that today’s healthcare leaders are continually looking for ways to lower that risk.

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Topics: Patient Safety, Security

How Halifax Health’s journey to clinical efficiency can help your organization

Posted by Tom Stafford, VP & CIO, Halifax Health on February 20, 2018

Think of where your hospital’s IT department was six years ago. Now, consider where it is today — and how you see it evolving in the future.

In the past six years, Halifax Health has undergone a total transformation in how we approach IT, from having experienced a number of challenges, to being named the Best Place to Work in IT in midsized organizations for three straight years by Computerworld.

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Topics: C-level, Health IT, Integration

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