Lori DeLone, Vice President, Data and Technology Solutions, Enterprise Applications at Cambia Health Solutions
Lori DeLone did not take a traditional path to her career in the healthcare industry, but she now finds herself at the right time and place to implement the disruptive changes that “big data” is forecasted to have on her field. Ten years into her career, after several years in sales, marketing and information technology roles with General Motors and General Electric, DeLone fortuitously found her way to healthcare technology. Since that time she has held a variety of roles in the industry, including ten years as CIO for two community health systems in east central Florida. “Healthcare is the ultimate team sport,” says DeLone. “I wake up every day with purpose and passion knowing my efforts directly affect the people in my community in tangible ways.”
A pivotal point in DeLone’s career trajectory was her experience in higher education. While working full time as Director of IT at Halifax Medical Center, she took advantage of the opportunity to return to her alma mater, Rollins College, and enroll in the Crummer Business School’s Executive MBA program as a way to prepare herself for a senior leadership role. “One of the benefits in attending the Crummer program was the ability to practice important skills real-time in a practical business setting,” said Delone. “This significantly enhanced the classroom learning experience for me.”
DeLone credits her graduate education at Crummer with the leadership skills and business acumen she practices today as a healthcare technology professional. “Leadership and learning go hand in hand. To be successful, I must continuously observe, learn and adapt,” said DeLone. “Now, as a member of Crummer’s Board of Overseers, I feel a great sense of responsibility, both to the legacy of the Crummer family and to my role in influencing the inevitable evolution of this distinguished institution.”
In her newest role as Vice President at Cambia Health Solutions, DeLone will be leading cutting-edge technology and data solutions for a unique organization comprised of more than 20 different healthcare companies, all focused on changing the way people experience health care. “I believe healthcare is closing in on that all-important tipping point, where wellness will transcend illness as the new center of our collective healthcare universe,” DeLone said.