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Tressa Springmann

Senior Vice President & Chief Information and Digital Officer

LifeBridge Health

Tressa Springmann has been chief information officer of LifeBridge Health since 2012. She is also a senior vice president for other enterprise functions.

Ms. Springmann is chairman of the technology committee for the Chesapeake Regional Information System for Our Patients (CRISP), Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE), and a member of the Premier Member Technology Committee.

Ms. Springmann is currently an adjunct professor at Mount St. Mary’s University, where she previously taught health care information technology as part of its Master of Health Administration program. She also serves on the Health Care Management Program advisory board for Towson University.

Before joining LifeBridge Health, Ms. Springmann served as vice president and chief information officer for Greater Baltimore Medical Center, which includes a 300-bed acute hospital, an employed and community physician organization and Gilchrist Hospice Care. Ms. Springmann has also held information technology positions at Integrated Health Services, Georgetown University Hospital, Dimensions Healthcare System, CMC Occupational Health, Pharmacia Diagnostics, Electronic Data Systems and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Ms. Springmann is the past president of the Maryland chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (MDHIMSS). She is a certified health information systems management professional (CPHIMSS) and health care chief information officer (CHCIO). She holds a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Tressa’s passions include complex problem solving, getting relevant things done and making wine. She enjoys keeping active in and out of doors, taking on an adventure with her family and believes that there this isn’t any reason why work can’t be fun.



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