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Chad Brisendine


St. Luke's University Health Network

Chad Brisendine

Chad Brisendine became St. Luke’s University Health Network’s CIO in 2009. In 2013, he received Lehigh Valley’s “40 Under 40” award. Under Mr. Brisendine’s guidance, St. Luke’s aligned the health system’s delivery infrastructure with new EHR applications. He also oversaw the EMR adoption and implementation of the health system and achieved HIMSS’ EMR Adoption Model Stage 6 recognition. Prior to joining St. Luke’s, Mr. Brisendine was with CHRISTUS Health in Irving, Texas, as the corporate director for new technology and delivery. He also served as regional CIO for CHRISTUS Health.



We did our first month of 100,000 virtual care visits. We were basically doing 75% of what we’d normally see in face-to-face practice but virtually
I think the payment model is going to be the key thing for us. If payers will pay, we’ll be all in. If they don’t pay, I think we’re still going to have to be in. The question isn’t all in or not. And that’s where we go back and forth.
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