Wayne Sellers, a respected leader in health care information technology, has been named chief information officer for Augusta University Health, effective Dec. 30.
In this role, he will lead AU Health’s information technology strategy, working with executive leadership and caregivers across the health system to enhance patient care, in a fiscally responsible manner, through innovative technologies.
“Technology has the potential to save lives, and Wayne has dedicated his career by keeping health care information technology at the forefront,” said Katrina Keefer, executive vice president of health affairs at Augusta University and chief executive officer for Augusta University Health System. “Wayne brings a wealth of knowledge to this role and I believe his expertise will allow us to organize ourselves in a way to better support our caregivers in providing the best patient care in a patient- and family-centered environment.”
Sellers brings more than 20 years of experience as a health care IT leader to AU Health. He most recently served as Cerner Corporation’s executive director of IT Operations for Baptist Health, where he guided IT strategy and investments, transformed the end-user experiences and matured data management and analytics to drive better patient outcomes.
With his leadership, Baptist Health earned the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Most Wired for 2018 and 2019. This achievement speaks to how effectively the health system applied core and advanced technologies into its clinical and business programs. Augusta University Health was a recipient of the CHIME Most Wired in 2019.
Sellers is a member of CHIME, certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices and achieved an IT Business Management certification from Belmont University.