Scott T. MacLean, FHIMSS

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Scott T. MacLean is senior vice president and chief information officer at MedStar Health. He is responsible for the leadership and vision of Information Services (IS) in support of clinical, research and academic, and administrative functions across the system.

Starting his career at General Electric, MacLean joins MedStar with more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology (IT). Prior to MedStar, he was deputy chief information officer and director of IS Operations for Partners HealthCare in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for the core technology infrastructure and overall administration of the IS department. This role included oversight of the voice and data network, data centers, desktop support, and service desk for the Partners hospitals and affiliated ambulatory practices. He oversaw the budget, space, communications, and Human Resources needs of a 1,200-person department.

Previously, MacLean was chief information officer at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and a corporate director for Partners, where he oversaw all information systems and telecommunications for Newton-Wellesley. While there, he led successful implementations of enterprise fiscal and administrative systems, several construction projects and prepared the hospital for meaningful use.

During his tenure at Partners, MacLean also served as director of Clinical Systems at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he was responsible for systems related to patient safety, including physician order entry, Electronic Health Record (EHR), medication administration record and bar coding. He was corporate manager of the Partners Oncology Service Line IT Program, an initiative to improve patient safety and cancer outcomes using computer systems.

MacLean was board chair for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and has written and spoken on technology in health care across the United States, Middle East and Asia. He is a past president of the New England Chapter of HIMSS and has served on the Ambulatory Steering and Foundation Scholarship Committees. He has been an item writer for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) exam. MacLean served as a charter member of the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise-USA (IHE-USA) Board of Directors and on an expert panel for the National Quality Forum. He has been on the HIMSS Analytics Board of Directors.

MacLean received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Business Administration in healthcare management from Boston University.