by Pat Kramer
Jim Murry has joined City of Hope as chief information officer to direct the organization’s information technology strategy. He now oversees Information Technology Services.
“Information technology plays an essential role in the support of City of Hope’s mission and goals,” said Virginia Opipare, chief operating officer. “Jim’s demonstrated ability to bring strategic thinking and technical expertise and his willingness to form strong collaborative relationships will assist City of Hope as we focus on implementation of IT designed to improve quality and service.”
Murry looks forward to working with scientists at City of Hope. “One of my first priorities,” said Murry, “is to partner with information science and help build an information data strategy for the entire organization, making sure that as we make decisions on systems, that we are looking at ways of integrating data so they are useful to our researchers.
“Another goal is to build an IT strategy that aligns with City of Hope’s long-term business strategy to support the business model.”
Murry also aims to partner with those who work in development and education. “In understanding what their goals are, what their direction is and what they want to achieve, we can focus on how technology can be leveraged to best help them meet those objectives,” Murry said.
Prior to joining City of Hope, Murry served as vice president of national operations at Kaiser Permanente. He also was chief information officer for health sciences at the University of California, Irvine, overseeing a clinical information system. While there, he established a centralized call center as well as registration, scheduling and billing systems.
He also was chief information officer for Fidelity National Financial, where he created a national operations command center to monitor an enterprise-wide network, servers, applications and security. Prior to that, he was owner and president of Rubicon Systems, a consulting company offering technical and strategic planning expertise to academic, banking and health-care clients.