System Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ochsner Health System
Laura Wilt is the System Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Ochsner Health System. Laura joined Ochsner in 2013 as the AVP of Clinical Systems after leading a boutique consulting firm that specializes in Epic implementation and optimization from 2011-2013. Prior to that, Laura worked for Epic, based out of Verona, Wisconsin, from 2005 to 2010 on the Implementation Services team.
In her work with Ochsner, Laura led the team that has had a significant impact in implementing, supporting, scaling and optimizing Epic and over 100 departmental systems for both Ochsner Health System and the Ochsner Health Network. To date, that team has implemented Epic go-lives at 11 hospitals and more than 60 clinic locations. Through that experience, six Ochsner hospitals have achieved HIMSS Level 7 designation, and Ochsner Health System received the CHIME/AHA Transformational Leadership Award in 2015.
Laura earned both her undergraduate and Masters of Business Administration from Tulane University. She is a member of CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and has earned the designation of “CHCIO-eligible” via the CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO Program.
Laura and her husband, Jonathan, reside in New Orleans, LA with their two children, Owen and Juliet.