Iredell Health System Announces New Chief Information Officer | Iredell Health System


Iredell Health System is pleased to announce Shelly Brown, MSN, RN, as its new Chief Information Officer.

Brown has been with Iredell Health System for over 33 years and has a diverse background in nursing, leadership and information services.

As a young adult, Brown began her career at Iredell Memorial Hospital in 1989 as a PRN, or “as needed,” Certified Practical Nurse (CNA) in the Telemetry Unit. The following year, she was hired as a full-time staff nurse in the same unit. Three years later, in 1993, Brown accepted the position of assistant director of telemetry before being promoted to director of that same unit in 1997. In this role, Brown served as the principal nurse director of the implementation team. implementation of hospital electronic medical records, where his interest evolved into information systems.

In 2012, Brown moved from the telemetry department to the information systems (IS) team as head of clinical informatics. She then became Deputy Director of IS in 2019.

“As a nurse, my real passion was taking care of patients. When I moved to IS, that passion turned into supporting nurses and providers who use clinical information systems. I make sure they have the technology, tools and flexibility they need to spend more time at the bedside,” she said.

In his new role, Brown will oversee the organization’s entire IT network, including clinical information systems, such as electronic medical records and the patient portal.

Brown holds an associate degree in nursing from Mitchell Community College, a bachelor of science in nursing from Winston-Salem State University, and a master of science in nursing leadership from East Carolina University. .

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to develop the department and the organization as a whole. I hope to streamline processes to make us more efficient and ensure the team has what they need to carry out their day-to-day responsibilities. I couldn’t be part of a better team. It’s a great group to work with,” she said.

In her spare time, Brown is a hobby farmer and enjoys camping, running and hiking.


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