Information Services & Technology

About IS&T


Praveen Chopra
EVP, Chief Information and Transformative Innovative Environment Officer, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Message from the CIO

The world of health care is changing at a rapid pace. Our patients, students and community of stakeholders are expecting more from their care and education as they place a premium on the quality and convenience of their experience. This requires us to think beyond the confines of brick and mortar and bring our services closer to the homes of our patients and students.

Information Technology is critical to this evolution, now more than ever – to not only provide a foundation for the way our health system is operated, maintained and optimized, but to innovate new solutions that guarantee the highest quality of care and education both inside and outside of Jefferson’s walls. We must reframe our thinking to be less about the technology itself and more about the creation of an innovation driven ecosystem to nurture a consumer-centric digital enterprise.

To achieve this monumental shift, we embarked on a change journey. After reorganizing and consolidating the hospital, university and physician IS and IT organizations in 2014, we spent 2015 operationalizing and reimagining our new team into forward-looking competencies.

In 2016 and beyond, we will continue to creatively reimagine information and technology to build our innovation driven ecosystem -- a seamless interplay of consumer experience, process improvement and digital tools. We look forward to helping drive Dr. Klasko's vision of a new era in health, education and discovery.

Leadership Team

Michael DevenneyProvides application support and maintenance for enterprise-class commercially vended software solutions. In alliance with Jefferson constituencies in the areas of clinical care, business, academic and research affairs. Read more.



Neil GomesDevelops, implements, and supports innovative technology applications and platforms, educational and training programs, documentation and support solutions, digital consumer experience solutions, and web and mobile solutions for the Jefferson community of patients, students, physicians, medical staff, faculty, donors, and administration. Read more.

Creates and directs the strategy for integrated communications within the IS&T department; supports promotion and education of employees across the enterprise about technology initiatives including leading Epic@Jeff communications; and ensures the IS&T vision is represented externally.


John KairysThe Chief Medical Information Officer is a physician that serves as the bridge between medical and IT departments. The CMIO supports the selection, design, implementation, and use of health technology, such as the electronic health record (EHR) system Epic@Jeff, across the Jefferson health system. Jefferson’s CMIO, John Kairys, MD, is the Chair of the EHR Guiding Team, that recently announced the selection of Epic Systems to replace multiple existing Jefferson electronic medical record systems.

Andrea MancarusoProvides services consisting of the administration and management of servers, email services, directory services; systems level operations and programming; and utility, back office and foundation services involving wired and wireless networking, monitoring, security, and incident management. Additionally, this team provides PC and desktop support and purchasing. Read more.

Kathy McNeillOversees and directs the successful completion of IS&T programs and projects for the enterprise. This office is also responsible for organizing, coordinating and communicating efforts to advance strategies to reach organizational objectives related to IS&T.


Paul O'ConnorResponsible for all technology projects and the management of the associated resources (portfolio of applications, functions, skills and people). The team also manages the IS&T business operations and the Biomedical Instrumentation group. Read more.


Provides business intelligence and other analytical support for planning and decision-making at Jefferson and is acts as the primary source for official data. The team draws from diverse backgrounds in academics, application development, data management and finance in providing this support to institutional leaders across the colleges and departments at Jefferson.  Read more.

Responsible for the operational and financial success of the IS&T department on the Abington/Lansdale campuses.

The Chief Medical Information Officer is a physician that serves as the bridge between medical and IT departments. The CMIO supports the selection, design, implementation, and use of health technology, such as the electronic health record (EHR) system, across the Jefferson health system. Abington-Jefferson’s CMIO, Jonathan Sternlieb, MD, provides oversight to clinical informatics initiatives at Abington and Lansdale Hospitals.  He is a co-chair of the clinical informatics operations committee.

IS&T's Guiding Posts

IS&T has developed a guiding post framework aligned with Jefferson's Blueprint for Strategic Action to ensure our work is focused and embodies the IS&T values. This belief system is rooted in a simple vision, mission, motto and unique selling proposition which serve as the “north star” for the team. 

Vision Create an innovation driven ecosystem to nurture a consumer-centric digital enterprise
Excellence in creativity, collaboration and delivery (ExCCD)
Motto Innovate, collaborate, excel, deliver and have fun
USP Simple, meaningful, beautiful