U.S. Navy Career Veteran William Walders Named Chief Information Officer for Health First

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Navy Veteran to Lead Technology for Health First

Health First, a not-for-profit hospital system offering a fully Integrated Delivery Network, has named William Walders as its new Chief Information Officer. As CIO, Walders will be responsible for leading the organization in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support business operations and strategic goals.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First, a not-for-profit hospital system offering a fully Integrated Delivery Network, has named William Walders as its new Chief Information Officer.

Walders has more than 12 years of experience in various information technology leadership roles, along with a 22-year career in the U.S. Navy.

As CIO, Walders will be responsible for leading the organization in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support business operations and strategic goals.

He will oversee all health system integrated corporate initiatives in order to achieve more effective and cost beneficial enterprise-wide IT operations.

In particular, his experience with Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) will help streamline process improvement and encourage productive, efficient behaviors that decrease risks in software, product and service development.

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Prior to joining Health First, Walders most recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of Federal Health/Senior Director of Department of Defense Strategy for VMware in Boston, Massachusetts.

In this role, he helped federal healthcare executives navigate the historic federal digital healthcare transformation taking place across the United States.

Walders received his Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland and his Master’s degree in Healthcare and Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Founded in 1995, Health First is Brevard County’s not-for-profit, community healthcare system.

The fully Integrated Delivery Network includes health insurance plans, hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and outpatient and wellness services.

As a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Health First is committed to investing in our community. In 2018, Health First provided more than $171 million in community support.

To learn more about Health First and how we’re giving back to our community, please visit HFgivesback.org

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