Executive eMentor Podcast

Episode #5: How can you combine your healthcare, IT and non-healthcare experiences to become a senior leader in health IT? How do volunteer positions help in this process?


Join Scott MacLean MBA, CHCIO, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, for his perspective on senior leadership, including insights on the career path he followed to become Deputy CIO and Director of IS Operations for Partners HealthCare in Boston, Mass. MacLean is Chair-Elect of the HIMSS Board of Directors; he takes office on July 1, 2013.

MacLean began his career at General Electric and has 20 years of experience in information technology. He also served as a campus chaplain in New York City, which has given him a unique perspective on human interaction and the implementation and application of technology.

At Partners, MacLean is responsible for the core technical infrastructure teams and administration of the Partners Information Systems Department. This includes the voice and data network, data centers, desktop support and Help Desk for many of the Partners Hospitals and affiliated ambulatory practices. He oversees the budget, space and HR needs of a 1,500- person department.

He is a Past President of the New England Chapter of HIMSS and has served on the HIMSS Ambulatory Steering and Foundation Scholarship Committees. He has been an item writer for the CPHIMS exam. MacLean was a charter member of the IHE-USA Board of Directors and served on an expert panel for the National Quality Forum. He serves on the HIMSS Analytics Board of Directors. Joyce Lofstrom, MS, APR, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, HIMSS, conducts the interview.