JACKSONVILLE, FL. – March 15, 2019 – The HCI Group, global leader in healthcare IT consulting and managed services, hires Chris Belmont as Executive Vice President of Strategy & Operations.
“This is a great day in the history of HCI,” said Ricky Caplin, CEO of The HCI Group. “Chris is one of the leaders of our industry and a top CIO in the world. We are thrilled to have him on our team as we focus on providing tremendous value to our clients.”
Belmont brings more than 35 years of leadership in some of the world's most respected patient care organizations. He is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, ranked the No. 1 cancer center in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. He also previously served as CIO and Senior Vice President of Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest nonprofit, academic, multispecialty healthcare delivery system.
“I have been on all sides of the fence, which gives me a unique perspective,” said Belmont. “HCI provides me a venue to leverage my experience to help others. I look forward to connecting with clients and providing value to their organizations, and ultimately, their patients.”
In addition to his leadership roles at Ochsner and MD Anderson, Belmont previously held senior IT positions at top healthcare technology companies, including Siemens Medical Solutions, Healthlink, and IBM Global Business Solutions as well as CEO of Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems. He earned his MBA from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA, and has been a member of Epic Emeritus Program, HIMSS, CHIME and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Belmont has served on advisory boards of Dell, 3M, VmWare, Cognitive Scale (AI) and several startups. He was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know in 2015 and 2016.
About The HCI Group
The HCI Group is a global leader in healthcare IT consulting and technology solutions. We are committed to improving healthcare globally through a combination of disruptive innovation and cost reduction. HCI's vision is to transform the healthcare industry into the leader of the adoption of digital technology.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with international headquarters in the United Kingdom, HCI offers a broad scope of healthcare IT solutions in more than 15 countries in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.