Congrats @CHSHealthcare’s Michael Yzerman named one of IDG’s @ComputerWorld Premier 100 Tech Leaders
Written by: Alex Curtis | Posted Nov 22, 2016


Source: Computerworld Recognizes Technology Leaders Advancing their Business through Digital Transformation with 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leader Awards



FRANKLIN, Tenn.–Nov. 21, 2016–Community Health Systems announced that Michael Yzerman, Vice President and Deputy Chief Information Officer of CHSPSC, LLC has been named one of IDG’s Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders. The elite list includes leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

“Michael has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the use of technology to support the delivery of high quality care in affiliated hospitals,” said Community Health Systems, Inc. Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Manish Shah. “The role of technology in healthcare continues to increase, and so does the importance of strong leaders. We thank him for his contributions that touch all parts of our organization and congratulate him for this well-deserved honor.”

Yzerman joined CHS nine years ago, and was appointed to his current position in 2014. He has led some of the organization’s most significant information technology initiatives, including the implementation of electronic health records and the achievement of meaningful use standards.

“The Premier 100 awards program highlights the exceptional work of an elite group of IT executives who are leading their organizations through times of unprecedented change. They are using technology to drive high-stakes business projects and create dynamic growth in their organizations,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.

Finnie continued, “These 100 men and women are not only strategic business thinkers, but also team leaders who recognize the importance of recruiting and retaining the brightest talent to enable digital transformation and harness the opportunities of cloud, big data, mobile and social. We’re pleased to recognize their leadership and honor their achievements.”

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will take place at the IDG AGENDA17 Conference held March 20 – 22, 2017 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

About Community Health Systems
Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in communities across the country. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns, leases or operates 158 affiliated hospitals in 22 states with an aggregate of nearly 27,000 licensed beds, with management services provided by its wholly-owned subsidiary, CHSPSC, LLC. The Company’s headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CYH.” More information about the Company can be found on its website at

About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at:

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – June 2016 average) and was recognized in 2016 as a top website by ASBPE. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at