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Michael Restuccia

Michael Restuccia is the senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at Penn Medicine. Restuccia has over thirty years of healthcare information technology experience and has worked nearly all his career in the healthcare information technology provider, vendor and consulting services industries. Highlighting notable accomplishments through his tenure as senior vice president and CIO, Penn Medicine has achieved many advances in healthcare technology:

Most recently in 2020, Restuccia led his team to achieve full integration of telemedicine through the health system, running in a business as usual fashion prior to the escalated demand thrust upon the industry due to the strike of COVID-19. Operations were quickly organized to support the enterprise during this national pandemic including; an expansive command center to field organizational needs, swiftly enabling a remote workforce capacity and preparations to open Penn Medicine’s HUP East hospital 18 months early for patient care, standing up technology supporting patient testing of the virus, and leading technology project management for related research initiatives. Awards from P.A.C.T. for technology support of advancements made in immune health, Future Edge 50 award for our EHR Genetics module implementation, and SC2020 Best Security Team achievements demonstrate our organization as an industry leader in progressive technology innovation. 

In 2019, Information Services served an as enabler of healthcare by driving new advances in data analytics, precision medicine and creating user optimization of our integrated EHR. Advances in the field have earned Penn Medicine the Digital Edge 50 Award, ECRI Award and Fierce Telecom Award among other noted achievements in 2019.   

In 2018, Penn Medicine was recognized and awarded for digital innovation by the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies for designing the first of its kind Penn Life Gained app for Bariatric surgery patients. Penn Medicine received global IT honors earning the Business Transformational and Operational Excellence Awards and CIO 100 award for the PennChart Integrated EHR project. Other honors included noteworthy advancements in telemedicine and security.

In 2017, Penn Medicine became the first academic health system to fully deploy Epic’s integrated  EHR application platform in the ambulatory, inpatient, and homecare settings. This platform integration has further enabled innovations in patient care, revenue cycle and precision medicine.

In 2016, Restuccia was recognized by Computerworld as a Top 100 Chief Information Officer (CIO). Under his leadership, the Penn Medicine IS team was recognized as a consistent “Most Wired” award winner over the last decade. The team placed 4th in the 2016 Information Week Elite 100 and ranked 9th nationally in 2015. 

Additionally, Restuccia received a Smart CXO award, as a leading CIO, from Philadelphia Smart CEO Magazine in March 2012 for his leadership in maintaining and building on Penn Medicine’s implementation of technology and innovation to advance patient care.

Prior to joining Penn Medicine as an IS management consultant in 2006, Mr. Restuccia served as President of MedMatica Consulting Associates, a healthcare information technology consulting firm that has been recognized as a four-time recipient of the Inc. Magazine 5,000 Fastest Growing, Privately Held Companies in the US and the Philadelphia region.

While at MedMatica, Restuccia served as the Interim Chief Information Officer for several healthcare
organizations, including Phoenixville Hospital, Doylestown Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Prior to MedMatica, Restuccia served in leadership roles with several other healthcare information technology firms, including First Consulting Group and Shared Medical Systems (now Cerner Corp.). Restuccia achieved a Bachelor of Science degree from Rider University and earned a MBA from Villanova University.

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Professional Memberships

  • Rider University Board of Trustee (active)
  • Board Member of the American Heart Association (active)
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) (active)
  • Founding Board Member for the HealthShare Information Exchange
  • College of Health Care Information Management Executives (CHIME)
  • Board Member of the Delaware Valley Health Information Management Systems Society
  • Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)
  • Advisory committee member for Healthcare IT Institute & Information Week

Penn Medicine Technology Themes

  • Cyber Security
  • Data Analytics
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Healthcare Consumerism
  • Health Information Exchange / Meaningful Use
  • Information Services Governance
  • Leadership
  • Leveraging Clinical Data to Improve Outcomes
  • Mobile Health Care
  • Project Management
  • Strategic PlanningTeam Building
  • Translational / Personalized Medicine
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