Joe Wivoda, MS, CHTS-IM
Chief Information Officer
National Rural Health Resource Center
Joe has been the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at The Center since 2012, he is also a health information technology (HIT) Consultant for Rural Health Innovations. He has been working in information technology (IT) since 1990 and with HIT since 1993. His work with the Minnesota and North Dakota Regional Extension Center for HIT (REACH) includes meaningful use (MU) assessments, privacy and security risk assessments, readiness assessments, workflow analysis and redesign, project management, quality reporting and tool design. Along with other staff at The Center, Joe provides technical assistance to rural health network grantees nationwide, as well as providing HIT assistance to TASC.
Joe has been an IT Manager, Director of IT and CIO at several hospitals, clinics and other health care organizations. He has also assisted health care IT vendors with business planning and product improvement. Joe's expertise is in IT leadership, strategy, service delivery and the process of innovation. He has led several selections and implementations of various HIT systems. Joe received both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Physics from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and has completed the coursework for a Ph.D in Business Administration from Northcentral University.