Don Lewis is the President and Founder of Strategic Intersect, Inc. (SII).  Prior to founding SII, Don spent 17 years in the healthcare IT arena: serving as the CIO for a hospital, CIO for a combined physician group/HMO (payer), a Site Director for an IT outsourcing company, and numerous operational positions. During his career, Don has led the development and implementation of IT strategic plans, participated in the development of several organizational strategic plans, developed key relationships between IT and business units, led numerous successful system selections, and acted as an Executive Sponsor for numerous initiatives. In addition to these strategic functions, Don has been responsible for the following operational roles and functions during his career:


—Performed an IT department turnaround

—Revamped the Decision Support function to become a business intelligence resource rather than a report-generating function

—Led the implementation of numerous core systems, including document imaging, patient management & billing, operating room management, medication administration, decision support, bedside documentation (an early precursor to today’s EMRs

—Negotiated outsourcing contracts

—Directed the functions of a multi-site Health Information Management department, resulting in measurable improvements in service levels

—Led the management team through negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement with AFGE Local 1170

—Acted as both an Associate Privacy Officer and an Information Security Officer


In addition to his strategic and operational experience, Don is also an experienced public speaker at both the national (HIMSS, National HIPAA Summit 2005, etc) and local levels, and enjoys sharing knowledge as well as learning from others.


Don resides in Seattle, WA and is active in several local organizations including serving on the Board of the Community Health Information Technology Alliance (CHITA), serving on the CIO Advisory Council for NPower Seattle, and as a member of the Washington State Healthcare Authority HITECH/ARRA Task Force.


Don is a graduate of both the University of Florida (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Computer Science) and the University of Miami (Master of Science, Major in Computer Information Systems, Concentration in Telecommunications).

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Who Is Don?

Don Lewis

President & Founder

Who Is Don?