Senior Vice President, Strategic Technology
Pamela Arora serves as Senior Vice President, Strategic Technology, and is responsible for directing technology efforts in support of strategic capital projects planned and underway across the Children’s Health system.
She joined the Children’s Health team in 2007 as CIO. Pamela is a proven leader with a history of achieving results in large corporations, various industries, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Prior to her arrival at Children’s Health, Arora served as SVP and CIO at UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, MA, CEO at LiquidAgents in Plano, TX and CIO of Perot Systems in Dallas, TX.
In 2010, she led Children’s Health in achieving the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Stage 7 Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model designation. Under her leadership, Children’s Health has been named multiple times to the InformationWeek500, InformationWeek Elite 100 and CHIME/AHA Most Wired. Children’s Health garnered a HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award (2013) for the organization’s innovative use of the electronic health record (EHR). Within Cybersecurity, Children’s Health maintains Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) certification, received Texas Health Service Authority’s SECURETexas Certification, and CHIME/AHA Transformational Leadership Award for the organization’s efforts promoting cybersecurity across the continuum of care. Children’s Health also received the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Grace Award in recognition of excellence, as well as Infor’s 2020 Innovation in the Time of COVID-19.
Ms. Arora has been named to Becker’s 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to know, Dallas Business Journal (DBJ) Women In Technology, received the HIMSS/CHIME John E. Gall CIO of the Year Award (2017), the CIO of the Year ORBIE Award (2018), and Tech Titans Corporate CIO of the Year (2019). She is a lifetime member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (LCHIME) and CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO). She currently serves on the Boards of HIMSS North America, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), Philips Global Advisory, and HITRUST. Arora has judged for Technology Awards with DBJ Women in Technology, CHIME, HIMSS Davies, AAMI, and InspireCIO.
Pamela holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a BA in Computer Science from Wayne State University.