Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Rick Frederick, CIO of Cottage Hospital, as one of 113 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know 2017. Frederick was the only CIO in New England outside of Massachusetts named to the list.
Frederick stepped into his role as CIO in 2014 after serving for three years as director of Cottage Hospital’s information technology department. Under his direction, the hospital became one of just eight critical access hospitals nationwide and the only one in New Hampshire to successfully attest to meaningful use of Stage 2 for Electronic Health Records Improvement in the first qualifying period in 2014.
In announcing the award, Maryanne M. Aldrich, Director of the Office of Community Relations & Fund Development, said, “We are so pleased that Rick has been recognized for his achievements as CIO. Nowhere is information technology more critical to the successful delivery of quality healthcare than in rural communities like ours.”
The announcement from Becker’s Hospital Review stated that “the executives are leading their organizations through healthcare’s technology revolution, overseeing EHR installations, new patient portals and telemedicine advancements while working to keep data secure from breaches, among countless other priorities. They have received various awards and maintain involvement in organizations such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.”