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Navicent Health Announces Chief Information & Digital Officer Omer Awan

Award-Winning Thought Leader to Drive Future Digital Strategy

Navicent Health is pleased to announce the promotion of Omer Awan to the role of Hospital Chief Information & Digital Officer for Navicent Health. Awan’s role will expand to include the development and implementation of digitalization strategy and platforms for Navicent Health’s new strategic combination with Charlotte-based Atrium Health.

In his new role, Awan will be responsible for assessing the effectiveness of Navicent Health’s information systems and contemplating disruptive technologies that may integrate with existing system’s functionalities. This process will lead the health system to the next generation of digital strategy, which should effectively address the work solutions required of an efficient and effective organization.

With over 20 years of IT leadership experience in the healthcare industry, Awan joined Navicent Health in 2016as Chief Information Officer. In that capacity, he led Navicent Health’s efforts to leverage information and technology to support and advance the organization overall. During his brief tenure with Navicent Health, Awan has led the health system to national recognition as an American Hospital Association “Most Wired” health system. Awan received the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) 2018 Transformational Leadership Award and was a finalist in the Georgia CIO Leadership Association’s 2018 Georgia CIO ORBIE Awards.

“Omer joined Navicent Health two years ago, and in that short period of time, he has changed the culture in his department to make his team valuable contributors who work collaboratively with others to find creative solutions that benefit patients and the healthcare system. At the same time, he has elevated the profile of IT within the ranks of Navicent’s executive leadership, giving him a seat at the table as they carry out Navicent Health’s vision. His colleagues trust his leadership, admire his insights and cherish his partnership. He is a tremendous asset to this organization, and we rely on him to carry us into the next phase of our digital strategy,” said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE, president and CEO of Navicent Health.

Awan has undergraduate degrees in accounting and computer science, is a project management professional (PMP), and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. Additionally, he completed post graduate work at MIT and Harvard University to earn certificates in Strategy/Innovation and Healthcare IT. Awan is also a Certified Healthcare CIO through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers’ through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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