Darby K. Dennis, RN, MS
Vice President of Clinical Informatics, Clinical Systems and Epic Project Executive at Houston Methodist
Darby is the Vice President of Clinical Informatics and Clinical Systems for Houston Methodist’s IT department. Her responsibilities include managing IT operations and strategic initiatives impacting clinical care for the organization. She was named IT Executive Sponsor for the Epic Project in 2013. The organization has recently completed the rollout for all hospitals this year (2017.)
Darby’s career spans over 35 years in healthcare in a variety of roles. She started as an inpatient nurse in in New York before moving into teaching and administrative roles over the course of the last thirty years. While working on her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) she worked on their EMR implementation and leveraged that experience with all future roles. She has implemented a variety of vendor solutions which began a journey with understanding the impact of change on individuals, departments and organizations. Change Management has since been imbedded in every project under her responsibility.