Grand Rapids, MI ─ US Signal, a leading provider of IT solutions, announces the appointment of Ron Strachan as Senior Healthcare Advisor. Bringing more than 35 years of healthcare IT leadership experience to US Signal, Ron will provide additional insights into the IT needs and challenges of healthcare organizations and guide US Signal’s healthcare customers in their journey to remain compliant and serve the needs of their staff and patients.
“US Signal has a strong presence in the healthcare industry, providing healthcare systems, hospitals, provider organizations, and others with a wide array of managed IT services, cloud solutions, colocation, data protection, security services, and connectivity solutions,” Paul Van Hyfte, president of US Signal, said.
“We welcome Ron’s expertise and deep understanding of healthcare IT needs and challenges. He’ll serve as a valuable resource that can further assist our customers in leveraging technology to meet regulatory requirements, enable new care delivery models, meet patient and staff needs, and much more.”
Ron was most recently the chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president at McLaren Health Care in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He previously served as CIO for Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana; CIO and senior vice president for WellStar Health System in Marietta, Georgia; CIO and vice president for HealthEast in St. Paul, Minnesota; and director and CIO of St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio. In addition, he has held consultant and analyst positions for various consultancies and healthcare organizations.
“Healthcare organizations are under pressure to quickly adapt to new ways of delivering care in a variety of settings, make the right investments to transform their digital presence, meet changing consumer expectations and, importantly, ensure the security of their systems and data,” Ron explains.
“US Signal offers the technology solutions, infrastructure, and expertise to assist them in these endeavors. I look forward to using my experience to contribute to these efforts and to help more organizations optimize their IT strategies.”
In addition to his extensive career experience, Ron is a long-standing member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and previously served as chairman of the board. He achieved the distinction of CHIME Fellow and was the first person to complete CHIME’s Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) program.
He also served on the board for the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), as chairman of the board of Women's Advocates, and on the Century College Technology Curriculum Advisory Committee, both in St. Paul, Minnesota. Additionally, he was on the advisory boards for McKesson Corporation, Surgical Information Systems, and the State of Georgia. He is an active member of Gerson Lehrman Group Council of Advisors.
Ron received a Master of Science in Business from Central Michigan University. He completed his undergraduate work in Computer Science and Business Administration at Davenport University in Dearborn, Michigan. He has also performed post-graduate studies at Michigan State University.
He has been a guest speaker at numerous technology events and was a guest faculty member at the Georgia Tech Graduate School of Business, the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business Healthcare Information Technology Institute, University of St. Catherine’s HealthCare IT program, the CHIME CIO Boot Camp, and Minnesota and Georgia HIMSS educational events.
About US Signal
US Signal provides industry-leading data center technologies, cloud solutions, and managed services to help companies transform their IT operations and meet the ever-changing technology and business needs. All services are powered by US Signal's own robust, secure fiber network. It's strategically engineered to optimize edge computing and facilitate private WAN, one-hop connections to the internet through Tier 1 upstream relationships, and direct connections to hyper-scale cloud providers. For more information, go to: www.ussignal.com