Geisinger’s Karen Murphy named ‘Woman to Watch’ in health IT
System’s chief innovation officer makes Becker’s list of rising stars
In her role at the Steele Institute, Murphy leads Geisinger’s commitment to innovation, developing leading-edge solutions that slow rising costs, improve quality and increase access to healthcare. Working with teams in product innovation, machine learning and data enterprise, the Steele Institute builds solutions to improve overall health, patient experience, care delivery and affordability.
“Continuous advancements in information technology provide both great opportunities and challenges for healthcare organizations,” Murphy said. “It is an exciting time in our field as we use this technology to develop innovative ways to make healthcare easier and more accessible for the communities we serve.”
Before joining Geisinger, Murphy served as Pennsylvania’s secretary of health, addressing the most significant health issues facing the state, including the opioid epidemic. Prior to her role as secretary, Murphy served as director of the State Innovation Models Initiative at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, leading a $990 million CMS investment designed to accelerate health care innovation across the United States. She previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Moses Taylor Health Care System in Scranton, and as founder and chief executive officer of Physicians Health Alliance, Inc., an integrated medical group practice within Moses Taylor.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1.5 million consumers it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With 32,000 employees and 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by billions of dollars annually. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.