Bill Gillis

Chief Information Officer

Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization

Bill Gillis is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO), a value-based physician and hospital network and Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in Westwood, Massachusetts.

In his role as CIO, Bill leads health information technology innovations that support BIDCO’s network of 2,500 physicians, including 600 PCPs, and eight hospitals in the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care.

Bill has worked in health care IT for more than twenty years and specializes in electronic health records (EHR) and Health Information Exchange (HIE) interoperability strategies, technologies and deployments. Working directly with John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Bill led the team that deployed the first ambulatory EHR system for BIDMC affiliates in 1997.  

In 2007, Bill led the BIDCO team that architected and deployed what is believed to be the first cloud-based EHR offering in the country, enabling significant Triple-Aim improvements that helped the organization achieve ranking as the #1 performing Pioneer ACO in Massachusetts and #3 nationally in 2013, as well as the top-performing ACO in quality reporting in 2015. He is currently on the technical subcommittee for the Massachusetts Health Information Exchange (MAHIway).

Bill has shared best practices with the health care industry through numerous published articles and public presentations, including the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, CXO Think Tank, BIOMEDevice, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) ACO Learning Collaborative. He has also delivered speeches for Harvard Medical School, Boston University, and Suffolk University. In the spring of 2018, Bill will be a featured speaker at the prestigious Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting.

Along with his esteemed HIT accomplishments, Bill has competed in several international motorsports events such as the Daytona 200, Isle of Man TT, Baja 1000 and the Bonneville Speed Trails. He also works with several nonprofit organizations whose mission is to improve health care in developing countries through the use of technology. 

Bill holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering.

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