DCH Health System's Billy Helmandollar recognized as ORBIE CIO of the Year
Billy Helmandollar, CIO of DCH Health System (Tuscaloosa, AL), receives the Alabama Chapter ORBIE CIO of the Year Award for the Large Corporate category.
MEDITECH congratulates Billy Helmandollar, CIO of DCH Health System (Tuscaloosa, AL), for receiving the Alabama Chapter ORBIE CIO of the Year Award for the Large Corporate category. This distinction is given to individuals who display exceptional leadership, innovation, and vision; representing the characteristics and qualities that inspire others to achieve their potential.
“Billy Helmandollar has always been a talented visionary who can see the potential of healthcare to improve people’s lives, and effectively map out a strategy to accomplish any goal he sets his mind to,” said MEDITECH Executive Vice President and COO Helen Waters. “His proven leadership in planning, developing, and implementing cutting-edge information solutions makes him an exceptional choice for this award.”
During the height of the pandemic, Helmandollar successfully brought DCH LIVE with MEDITECH Expanse across their three-hospital enterprise and ambulatory practices. By replacing legacy systems with a single EHR and patient portal, they were able to improve access to patient records while reducing costs associated with disparate systems. Close alignment with best practices also helped to eliminate over 450 unique customizations, which contributed to improved physician workflow and satisfaction.
Helmandollar also spearheads DCH’s efforts to achieve Digital Health Most Wired through the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). In just four years Helmandollar’s team has taken the healthcare organization from a Level 5 to a Level 8, making them one of just two in the state to achieve Level 8 or higher across both acute and ambulatory settings in 2021.
Now LIVE with Expanse, Helmandollar is focusing his efforts on achieving Most Wired Level 9/10, as well as HIMSS Stage 7.