John McLendon joined John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in July 2016 as vice president and chief information officer. He is responsible for oversight of all Information Technology (IT) services across Johns Hopkins All Children’s providing leadership and IT support of the clinical, research, academic and administrative functions of the enterprise. In this role, he is responsible for implementing the IT strategic plan, enhancing clinical network integration, and deploying an enterprise data warehouse to support the organization’s health informatics, analytics and population health initiatives, and optimizing the electronic health record (EHR) to help ensure the highest quality, safest care is delivered to all patients. Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the president’s cabinet, McLendon aligns and leverages the IT infrastructure and empowers health system leadership and staff to utilize its technology investment to support the goals of the organization.
McLendon’s career in IT is extensive. Before joining Johns Hopkins All Children’s he was senior vice president and chief information officer at MedStar Health headquartered in Columbia, Maryland where he collaborated with senior leadership to create a five-year strategic IT roadmap for the 10-hospital integrated delivery system. For more than six years he was the senior vice president and chief information officer for Adventist Health System’s multi-state division, providing IT services for 31 regional hospitals across nine states and successfully implementing Cerner’s integrated clinical and financial electronic health record platform across the division. Prior to his work with Adventist, McLendon served as vice president and chief information officer for Bayfront Health System in St. Petersburg. He also has held senior IT leadership positions with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, South Fulton Medical Center in Atlanta and Banner Health in Phoenix.
McLendon holds a bachelor’s degree in computer and information sciences from Jacksonville University and an MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), various Cerner leadership councils. He is also a certified professional in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS) sanctioned by HIMSS.