Kristin Darby is a globally recognized technology executive with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare, finance, operations and insurance. She has served as a technology leader at leading national organizations where she has developed broad experience in strategy, business development, operations and M&A. Ms. Darby has also provided advisory services to private equity organizations in the areas of technology, cyber security and M&A investments. She is a patent holder in the US and EU.
Kristin Darby joined Envision Healthcare as the Enterprise Chief Information Officer in November 2018. Envision Healthcare is the largest national physician group with approximately 27,000 clinicians that deliver ~ 30 million patient encounters annually with net revenue of ~$8.5B. Her responsibilities include the enterprise strategy and operations for technology, security, informatics and digital engagement. Previously, she served as the Enterprise Chief Information Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) from 2014 - 2018. CTCA is a comprehensive cancer research center that provides adult oncology treatment at community-based ambulatory clinics and at hospitals in Chicago,Philadelphia, Tulsa, Phoenix, and Atlanta. Ms. Darby was the principal strategist and architect for the organization’s information services, informatics, security, digital and innovation functions where she led initiatives to transform the organization’s capabilities around precision medicine, patient engagement and value-based care.
From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Darby served as Chief Information Officer for Vanguard Health System(formerly NYSE: VHS) Northeast and Midwest Business Division. Her role included leading the Information Technology, Security and Informatics strategy and operations for the 11 hospitals, 55 outpatient centers, 80+ physician offices, 3 ACOs and 2 insurance products in that market. In 2013, Vanguard Health Systems was acquired by Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC).
From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Darby served as Chief Information Officer for Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions (CRICO). The organization is the patient safety and captive medical malpractice company owned by the Harvard Medical Institutions. Ms. Darby led the re-design and development of a comparative database of malpractice claims that was wrapped by a proprietary analytics platform to enable advanced analysis and insight generation of malpractice risk and predictive opportunities for patient safety advancements and mitigating clinical risk. The proprietary claims, underwriting and analytic software was sold commercially to expand the dataset and user base for benchmarking with non-Harvard affiliated academic medical centers and community health systems across the United States.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Darby spent 12 years at Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS), a large international dialysis products and medical services company, as an accountant and internal auditor before transitioning into the field of Information Technology where she led a national team responsible for the technology functions at over 2,300 outpatient medical facilities and 300 managed services acute locations. She also has accounting experience with a CPA firm focused on physician office management and financial services.
Ms. Darby holds a bachelor’s degree with dual majors in Accounting and Management InformationSystems at University of South Florida and an MBA from Henley Business School in Oxfordshire, England. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and member of the World 50 Community. Ms. Darby serves on the Board of Directors of Nashville Technology Council and Advancing Women in Nashville. She is also on the Salesforce Health Cloud Innovation Advisory Board and the IDG CIO Advisory Board. Ms. Darby is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and has received numerous national industry awards that include CIO100, Boston Business Journal CIO of the Year, ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 Technology Leaders, InformationWeek Elite 100 and Boston Business Journal 40 Under 40. She has received leadership recognition for four straight years by ComputerWorld as the CIO of a Top 50 Best Places to Work in IT organization.