Analyst Profile

Barry Runyon

Barry Runyon

Research VP

14 years at Gartner ,  39 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Barry Runyon focuses on healthcare provider research, including certain underlying and emerging technologies/initiatives, such as interactive patient care, vendor-neutral archives, legacy decommissioning and enterprise awareness as it relates to the real-time health system (RTHS). Mr. Runyon has 38 years of IT experience, both inside and outside of healthcare. Prior to joining Gartner, he served as the Chief Technology Officer at the University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.

Areas of Coverage

  • Healthcare


Previous Experience

Previously, Mr. Runyon held lead architect and technical management positions with both consulting and vendor organizations, and served as the CTO of a university teaching hospital. He was involved very early with the development of HL7. Mr. Runyon is interested in the various technologies, standards and infrastructure underlying the development and deployment of healthcare systems.

Professional Background

Sunquest Information Systems, Director of Third-Party Integration, 5 years
United Parcel Service, Scottsdale, Arizona, Chief Architect - Logistics and B2B Technologies, 4 years
University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, Chief Technology Officer, 2 years


B.S., Murray State University
M.A., University of Kentucky