Dispelling the Myth of “Once in Technology Forever in Technology”
From HealthCare CIO to HealthCare Operational Excellence; Career with Few Boundaries. Al Campanella, EVP of Strategy Business Growth and Analytics for Virtua, leads the discussion on business, strategy, creative leadership and working with an Innovative CEO.
Alfred Campanella, Executive Vice President, Strategic Business Growth and Analytics
Reporting to the Virtua CEO, Al Campanella’ s current role includes operational oversight and business development responsibilities, including:
• Management Executive for Virtua’s employed, multi-specialty physician group, with over 370 providers; wellness programs (including 3 fitness centers), urgent care program (7 centers); telehealth program; access-navigation center (with over 100 call agents); information technology department (with over 200 IT professionals); population health program operations; and internal consulting services (with a dozen management engineers and analysts).
• Development of strategic growth opportunities, including physician practice acquisitions and various relationships with: local businesses and municipalities, institutions of higher education, national health providers (e.g., CVS, Teladoc, Fresenius), healthcare technology start-ups, and non-profit organizations in the healthcare space.
Prior to his joining Virtua as Chief Information Officer, Al served as CIO and for 3 years as the Chair of New Jersey’s Health Information Technology Commission. Al was a consultant for nearly 8 years, with CTG Healthcare Solutions and Deloitte, two nationally-marketed consulting firms, advising healthcare clients on a variety of technology and strategic topics. Earlier career included management positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System in the areas of program planning, hospital management, information technology, and physician practice management.
Al holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in health finance and management from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now part of Boston College).