Spectrum Health Systems is pleased to announce the hiring of the organization’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO), Robert Brandner of West Hartford, Connecticut.  In this newly created role, Mr. Brandner will be responsible for providing vision, leadership and direction in the development and implementation of information technology programs in support of Spectrum’s business operations.

As the organization’s HIPAA Security Officer, Mr. Brandner will also ensure Spectrum’s compliance with health care industry regulations for securing protected health information and maintaining the integrity and security of all Spectrum’s IT systems and data.  In addition, he is responsible for leading Spectrum’s IT department and promoting a customer service team that supports end users to maximize the potential of technology investments. 

According to Chief Operating Officer Kurt Issacson, “Bob comes to Spectrum as we approach a crossroads in our use of cutting-edge medical records technology.  His guidance will be critical in preparing Spectrum for full compliance with the next generation of electronic medical records keeping, which is essential to our ability to communicate effectively, both internally and with our partners.”   

Prior to joining Spectrum, Mr. Brandner had a long career at Dell Computers in IT Enterprise Architecture, where he focused on infrastructure assessments and strategic plan development for the company’s healthcare and higher education customers.  “I’m thrilled to be joining Spectrum at such an important stage in the organization’s evolution,” said Mr. Brandner. “Spectrum just recently brought IT in-house and I’m looking forward to working with a talented group of technology professionals to address the company’s needs, now and into the future.”

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance abuse treatment and mental health service organization.  The company currently operates more than 130 programs throughout Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington State – serving nearly 80,000 adults and at-risk youth each year.


Brendan Melican, Public Relations Manager
(508) 792-5400 x7113


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