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Stephanie Reel

Ms. Stephanie L. Reel

Stephanie Reel is the Chief Information Officer for all divisions of the Johns Hopkins University and Health System. She was appointed Vice Provost for Information Technology and CIO for the Johns Hopkins University in January 1999. She is also Vice President for Information Services for Johns Hopkins Medicine, a post she has held since 1994. As CIO Ms. Reel leads the implementation of the strategic plan for information services, networking, telecommunications, as well as clinical, research, and instructional technologies. 

Ms. Reel has more than twenty-five years experience in Information Systems, working with educators, regulators, researchers, and health care providers and payors. Under her direction, the Johns Hopkins Health System is enhancing and advancing the use of an electronic health record, while also embracing a regional health record.

Johns Hopkins has been honored for innovation in information technology by the Smithsonian Institution and Healthcare Informatics. Johns Hopkins also was named one of the top 100 places to work in IT by Computerworld Magazine in 2012. Under Ms. Reel’s guidance, the Johns Hopkins University has implemented self-service solutions for faculty, staff and students, leveraging the power of emerging technologies to support electronically enhanced education and research. She is a member of the Health IT Policy Committee’s Information Exchange Workgroup, a federal advisory committee which serves the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Ms. Reel was recently selected as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013.
She was elected to CIO Magazine’s 2012 Hall of Fame and named one of InformationWeek Healthcare’s top 25 leaders driving the healthcare IT revolution. In 2009 she was appointed to President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The Daily Record recognized Ms. Reel as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2008. She was named CIO of the Year 2000 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and is a recipient of the CIO Magazine’s 20/20 Vision Leader Award.

Ms. Reel is a member of HIMSS, CHIME, the Healthcare Advisory Council, the American College of Medical Informatics, and EDUCAUSE. She serves on the advisory board of Health Care Informatics. Ms. Reel is a member and past President of the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association.

Ms. Reel graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in information systems management and holds an M.B.A. from Loyola College in Maryland.