Barry Runyon is a healthcare provider analyst and researcher. His research agenda includes enterprise and point-of-care technologies and solutions such as interoperability, clinical communications and collaboration, nurse call, interactive patient care, vendor-neutral archives and an operational and technology framework called the real-time health system.
Mr. Runyon has held lead architect and technical management positions with both consulting and vendor organizations and has been in the IT field since 1978, both inside and outside of healthcare. He was involved very early in the development of the HL7 standard. Prior to joining Gartner, he served as the Chief Technology Officer at the University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona.
University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona
Chief Technology Officer
United Parcel Service, Scottsdale, Arizona
Chief Architect - Logistics and B2B Technologies
Sunquest Information Systems
Director of Third-Party Integration
Healthcare EHR and Digital Care Delivery Optimization (retired)
Developing the IT Strategy for the Real-Time Health System (retired)
Healthcare Payment and Administrative Systems Modernization (retired)
M.A., University of Kentucky
B.S., Murray State University
1To use IT to improve the operational efficiency of the healthcare provider enterprise.
2To use IT to engage the patient and enhance the patient experience.
3To use IT to make healthcare affordable for the consumer and patient.
4To promote adoption of the real-time health system operational and technology framework.
5To help healthcare providers with their IT strategy and planning.