CIO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Kristin Darby is a globally-recognized technology executive with more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare, finance, academia and insurance. She has served as a technology leader at leading national organizations where she has developed broad experience in strategy, business development and M&A. She is an inventor and a US and EU patent holder for a patient safety and education system that is used at over 300 outpatient dialysis clinics.
Since 2014, Kristin Darby has served as Chief Information Officer of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA). CTCA is a primarily direct to consumer network of adult treatment facilities that includes hospitals in Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa, Phoenix, and Atlanta. Darby is the principal strategist and architect for the organization’s information services, digital and informatics program where she is leading innovative information technology initiatives to transform the organization’s capabilities around precision medicine and value-based care. Computer World magazine has recognized Cancer Treatment Centers of America as one of the Top 50 Places to Work in IT for large companies during each of the four years that Ms. Darby has led this function.
From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Darby served as Chief Information Officer for Vanguard Health System (formerly NYSE: VHS) Northeast/North Midwest Business Division. Her role included leading the Information Technology and Informatics strategy and operations for the 11 hospitals, 55 outpatient centers, 80+ physician offices, 3 ACOs and 2 insurance products in that market. In 2013, Vanguard Health Systems was acquired by Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC).
From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Darby served as Chief Information Officer for Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions (CRICO). The organization is the patient safety and captive medical malpractice company owned by the Harvard Medical Institutions. Ms. Darby led the re-design and development of a comparative database of malpractice claims that was wrapped by a proprietary analytics platform to enable advanced analysis and insight generation of malpractice risk and predictive opportunities for patient safety advancements and mitigating clinical risk. The proprietary claims, underwriting and analytic software was sold commercially to expand the data set and user base to non-Harvard academic medical centers and community health systems across the United States.
Ms. Darby holds a Bachelor’s Degree with dual majors in Accounting and Management Information Systems at University of South Florida and an MBA from Henley Business School in Oxfordshire, England. Darby is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Healthcare CIO. She is serving on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer and Chair of the Audit Committee of Addgene and Board of Directors of Great Hearts Trivium. She also serves on the Infor Healthcare Innovation Board, Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) Healthcare Advisory Board and the CIO Executive Council Advisory Board (cio.com). Ms. Darby is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and an award recipient of numerous awards which include CIO100, CIO of the Year (Boston) and 40 Under 40 (Boston).