Buffalo, N.Y. – Millennium Collaborative Care has announced the appointment of Cletis Earle, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kaleida Health, to Millennium’s 2019 Board of Managers.
The announcement was made by Kinzer M. Pointer, Pastor of Agape Fellowship Baptist Church, and Chair, Millennium Board of Managers.
Earle leads the Kaleida Health information technology (IT) team, overseeing strategic and tactical planning, plus development and coordination of Kaleida Health and the Erie County Medical Center’s IT platforms. In this role, he has been credited with significantly changing not only the IT landscape of Kaleida Health, but also the way healthcare providers and patients use IT across the region and beyond.
In designing the new Oishei Children’s Hospital, Earle was also recognized as being instrumental in leading the IT team to give patients, their families and friends a new and better healthcare experience.
Oishei Children’s Hospital leverages a smartphone app that includes wayfinding technology to reduce anxiety for campus visitors. The app also integrates a patient’s electronic medical record to provide appointment alerts and estimated arrival times for patients. Once at the hospital, the app displays parking information and guides patients within the hospital to their appointment location.
To make patients feel more welcome and comfortable, Oishei Children’s Hospital also features digital mosaic collages, live webcam streams of animals and public education sessions at the Buffalo Zoo that patients can watch in their rooms, on demand movies, and the opportunity to provide real-time electronic feedback about their stay so care takers can respond immediately.
Earle is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Newburgh, NY, and Chairman of the Board for the College of Health Information Management Executives. Earle regularly participates in community fundraising opportunities as well as advocacy/speaking engagements focused on diversity.
Earle holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY, and a master’s degree in information systems from Strayer University in Washington, DC.
He was recruited to Kaleida Health from St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh/Cornwall, NY, where he served as vice president and chief information officer since 2011. He began his IT career as a support manager at Brooklyn Queens Health Care Inc. in Brooklyn, NY, eventually taking on roles as director of technology and vice president, chief information officer and privacy officer within the organization.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM COLLABORATIVE CARE
Igniting Healthcare Change in Western New York
Millennium Collaborative Care (MCC), is a Performing Provider System (PPS) under New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, a statewide initiative championed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25 percent by 2020.
Millennium Collaborative Care is igniting healthcare change by partnering with physicians, healthcare providers and community-based organizations to improve the delivery of healthcare for over 270,000 Medicaid patients across the eight counties of Western New York. (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming). The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) is the lead entity in the Millennium Collaborative Care Performing Provider System. To follow our progress and learn more visit www.millenniumcc.org.
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