Will Conaway is the CIO & Vice President of Information Technology at Prime Healthcare. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning healthcare system with 45 hospitals and 175 specialty clinics in 14 states. It is one of the nation's leading healthcare service providers with nearly 45,000 employees and physicians. Prime Healthcare is the largest for-profit operator of hospitals in the state of California based on number of facilities and has been named “The Fastest Growing Hospital System” in the country by Modern Healthcare. HealthGrades has recognized Prime Healthcare hospitals with more than 100 Five Star Achievements for clinical excellence in a variety of specialties.
Will is a highly-respected executive leader in healthcare, organizational strategy, organizational operations, negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, leadership, international business, information technology, executive mentoring and consulting. Concurrent with his executive roles in healthcare, Will teaches at Cornell University’s ILR School working with masters-level students in leadership, psychology of leadership, and negotiations. Additionally, he is the Senior Vertical Instructor at eCornell’s Executive Leadership Program, Psychology of Leadership Program, and Healthcare Leadership Program, where he instructs healthcare and other industry leaders around the world to identify and address current and future healthcare industry trends. Additionally, he is teaching courses on Blockchain at eCornell via Cornell Tech.
Will has been recognized for his continuing contributions to strategic planning and innovation in healthcare; he serves on the Forbes Technology Council and participated in and contributed to the 2014 and 2015 “Forbes Healthcare Summits” in New York. He is on the Board of Advisors at Culinda, on Verizon’s Healthcare Advisory Board, a member of Forbes Technology Council, sits on AT&T’s Healthcare Advisory Council, Manifest MedEx Advisory Committee, Kansas State University Psychology Sciences Alumni Advisory Council, and is a member of The Los Angeles World Affairs Council. He is on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know for 2019.