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Col. (ret) Lopez is a HealthCare Information Technology Executive Consultant with over 25 years of documented success as a U.S. Army officer culminating in the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Army’s global healthcare system. Col (ret) Lopez has over 10 years managing health information technology (HIT) at the C-Suite level; four years as CIO at two 100-plus-bed Army hospitals managing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system; and a proven record in strategic planning, management of multiple concurrent IT projects (acquisition through delivery) and working across the Military Health System (Tri-Service; MHS). Col (ret) Lopez is strong and experienced in integrating the functions of Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning and Investment Management. Demonstrated skills leading and motivating large staffs, and managing multi-million dollar budgets and geographically dispersed organizations. Col (ret) Lopez is bilingual (fluent in English and Spanish; written and spoken) and holds an active U.S. government SECRET security clearance. He is a certified Defense Acquisition Professional Level 2 in IT and Level 1 in PM.

Agency Knowledge:
•    Department of Defense
•    US Army

Selected Positions:
•    Chief Information Officer, US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
•    Deputy Chief Information Officer, US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
•    Chief Executive Officer, US Army Medical Information Technology Center
•    Chief Information Officer, Madigan Army Hospital and Western Region

Education:
•    US Army War College, Fellowship at the Office of the Secretary, US Department of
----Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
•    St. Mary’s University, Masters of Science, Computer Info Systems (Distinguished Honor Grad)
•    University of Puerto Rico, Masters of Science, Chemistry
•    University of Puerto Rico, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry (Magna Cum Laude)

Professional Affiliations:
•    College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME)
•    Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
•    Project Management Institute (PMI)