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Brian Lancaster

SVP, Chief Information Officer

Children's Mercy Kansas City

Brian Lancaster is currently the SVP and CIO for Children's Mercy Kansas City. He is a healthcare executive with more than 20 years’ experience driving transformational improvements at healthcare providers and vendors. Expertise comes from a unique blend of provider and vendor roles that includes leading the technology strategy at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine to achieve the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award, HIMSS Level 7 and Most Wired recognition working with Epic as well as time at Cerner Corporation where he was the executive over the product and business strategies for Cerner’s Electronic Medical Record and Population Health product lines.



After we did network virtualization in 2017, our next big project was around storage virtualization. It’s been really interesting because we can now predict when storage is running out and we can basically have systems that allocate additional storage on demand or automatically.
In networking, it's really complicated to try to track the flow from an application server to a web server, to a database server. If you're not using software, you're bound to have inefficient processes and create error results.
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