Censinet Adds Renowned Healthcare CIO Eric Yablonka to Advisory Board
Former Information Executive of Stanford Medical School and University of Chicago Medicine Will Help Company Extend Healthcare IT Risk Management Solutions and Industry Initiatives
Boston, MA – August 31, 2021 – Censinet, the leading provider of healthcare IT risk solutions, today announced that Eric Yablonka, the former Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean at Stanford Health Care and School of Medicine, has joined the Company’s Advisory Board. The Censinet Advisory Board, an active group of healthcare provider CIOs, CISOs, and industry leaders from third-party vendors, advises the Company on strategic corporate and product initiatives.
“Eric’s decision to join the Censinet Advisory Board underscores the ever-increasing role of the Healthcare CIO as the champion of effective IT risk management,” said Ed Gaudet, CEO and Founder of Censinet, Inc. “As a CIO with a track record of digital innovation, product depth, and industry collaboration, Eric will not only provide critical solution and market strategy, but he’ll also help us accelerate our “stronger together” cybersecurity mission across providers, vendors, suppliers, and partners in healthcare.”
Yablonka has over thirty-five years of experience as an industry-leading Chief Information Officer (CIO). He currently advises companies, funds, and organizations on all matters relating to health information technologies, digital and business strategies, and their applications. He is an Investor/Advisor with Excelerate Health Ventures and an advisor to YL Ventures.
“Every Healthcare CIO needs a solution like Censinet RiskOps to protect patients, their data, and their organization’s operations while streamlining the innovation process,” said Eric Yablonka. “The cybersecurity threats the healthcare are at an all-time high and with an unacceptable level of risk. I’m honored to be joining Ed and his team to help leading healthcare CIOs transform their cybersecurity and risk management programs.”
Previously Yablonka was the Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean at Stanford Health Care and School of Medicine. Eric’s responsibilities included all information technology and digital systems, information security, and biomedical engineering for the health system and school of medicine. Eric’s role was to develop and execute strategies that leverage technologies across patient care, medical research, and teaching. He closely collaborated with leaders at the Health System, Stanford School of Medicine, and Stanford University in the execution of those strategies and to support enterprise technology needs. Prior to Stanford Health Care, Eric served as the Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the University of Chicago Medicine since 2001. Eric was a member of the Senior Management Group and worked with management and the UCM Board of Trustees to execute the organization’s business strategies. He has also served at Northwestern Memorial, University of Nebraska, St. Raphael Health System, and Beaumont Health in leadership roles. Eric is also a former Director for TeraMedica, an imaging management company that exited through an acquisition.
Eric has been honored to receive the John E. Gall CIO of the Year award from CHIME/HIMSS and the Executives Club of Chicago/SIM/AITP CIO of the Year award. He and his team have been recognized with numerous awards, including multiple CIO100 awards, Most Wired, Information Week Elite 100, CHEF Innovation, and SIM/AITP Most Effective Team recognition. He is a fellow in both CHIME and HIMSS and has had leadership roles in both organizations. Eric earned his MBA from the Advanced Management Program, Broad School of Management at Michigan State University, and his BS in Business Studies at the State University of New York College at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
To learn more about the Censinet Advisory Board, see www.censinet.com/advisory-board.
Censinet, based in Boston, MA, enables healthcare organizations to take the risk out of their business with Censinet RiskOps™, the first and only cloud-based exchange that integrates and consolidates enterprise risk management and operations capabilities across critical clinical and business areas. RiskOps builds upon the Company’s foundational success with third-party risk management (TPRM) for healthcare. Censinet transforms healthcare risk by increasing productivity and operational effectiveness while eliminating risks to care delivery, data privacy, and patient safety. Find out more about Censinet and its RiskOps platform at censinet.com.