Daniel Drawbaugh, executive vice president and chief information officer at UPMC, is a nationally recognized pioneer in developing and adopting technology to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health care.
Mr. Drawbaugh was named CIO of the health system in 1996. Under his leadership, UPMC has signed trail-blazing agreements with such vendors as IBM and Alcatel-Lucent that are transforming computing and communications at UPMC to better serve patients and clinicians.
UPMC has invested more than $1 billion in information technology over the past five years, including the development of “big data” analytics and one of the industry’s most extensive systems for collecting and exchanging electronic medical records across all care settings, from hospitals and laboratories to physicians’ offices and long-term care facilities.
In 2013, UPMC was named by InformationWeek magazine as the most innovative user of technology across all industries. With nearly 1,800 IT professionals, UPMC also has been consistently recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” hospitals by Hospitals & Health Networks, the journal of the American Hospital Association.
A graduate of Temple University with a bachelor's degree in biomedical and electrical engineering, Mr. Drawbaugh was recruited as director of biomedical engineering for Shadyside Hospital (now UPMC Shadyside) in 1983. He was named the hospital’s chief information officer in 1990 and joined UPMC when it acquired Shadyside six years later. He holds a master's degree in business administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.