Healthcare CIO taps AWS public cloud for research services

Tech Target

Makenzie Holland

Researchers at a Chicago-based pediatric research institute needed greater access to tools and services for initiatives such as precision medicine. The hospital CIO turned to AWS public cloud to provide that access.

Lisa Dykstra, senior vice president and CIO at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, became involved in the effort to bring new tools and capabilities to research staff after starting on a CEO-driven initiative to merge the health system's enterprise IT staff with research IT staff two years ago. The research IT team previously operated as a separate part of the organization through the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, the hospital's research arm.

"Taking on the research institute and...

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