Allana Cummings is Chief Information Officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Prior to her role with Children’s, Cummings served as CIO at Northeast Georgia Health System, where she oversaw the information technology, clinical informatics, and telecommunications departments. She also previously served as Vice President and CIO of Children’s Healthcare Services of Omaha.

Throughout her career, the teams Cummings has worked with have received robust national recognition for efforts in implementing electronic medical records and other technologies to advance the safety of patient care, most recently including HIMSS EMRAM Ambulatory Stage 7, HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 and Information Week 500 award. Cummings has also been recognized among the “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” in Becker’s Hospital Review and is a current member of Most Wired Advisory Board.

She served as chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Worldwide Board and as a member of the HIMSS Analytics Board and Most Wired Advisory Board. She was also appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Department of Community Health Board (2013 to present) and serves on the DCH Policy Committee.

Allana attended Mercer University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organization Leadership and completed her Executive MBA from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. In addition, Cummings is a certified professional in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS), Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO), Fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (FHIMSS)  and has also earned her project management professional (PMP) certification.

She resides in Gainesville, Ga.