Joseph W. Kryza, BBA, MBA is the Senior Director of Enterprise Infrastructure for Michigan Medicine and Health Information Technology Services. Mr. Kryza is a member of the CIO Executive Committee, Chair of Michigan Medicine Technical Standards Committee, and serves on numerous Health System and University committees. In his role as Senior Director, Mr. Kryza is responsible for ensuring that the UMHS information technology infrastructure strategies meet the UMHS mission, values, and goals.
Mr. Kryza has been with the University of Michigan Health System(UMHS) since 1993, prior to UMHS he worked for Henry Ford Health System and National Bank of Detroit. He has utilized his knowledge of IT and his business background to increase customer service levels and provide significant cost savings to Michigan Medicine through a number of strategic projects:
UMHS comprises the U-M Medical School and its Faculty Group Practice, three major hospitals, approximately 30 health centers, and more than 120 outpatient clinics. The Medical Center proudly maintains a long tradition of excellence in patient care, teaching, and research and was ranked one of the best overall hospitals in the country from 2000 to 2016 by U.S. News and World Report magazine. UMHS has deployed EPIC as its EMR and has reached HIMMS level 6 status and is striving to achieve level 7.
Mr. Kryza was the founder and is an active member of the Mott Family Network. He has raised over $2 million to provide computers for every bed in the Mott Children’s Hospital. The Mott Family Network regularly provides technology assistance to Mott-based children’s charities with emphasis on providing support for K-12 educational assistance and assistive technology support, and is actively developing an iPod/Kinnects application for patients with disabilities and most recently deployed X-box game stations to every bed in Mott Children’s Hospital
Joe is married with four children, enjoys golf, and is very active in his community. He is a founding member of FENNET, a 501c(3) organization funding efforts to wire K-12 school systems. He is an active member and past President of The Fenton Rotary International Club, a member of the Advisory Council for Wireless Washtenaw, Chairman of the Fenton Area Public Schools Foundation (www.fapsef.org), a Board Member of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, a Board Member of the Mott Golf Classic (www.med.umich/mottgolf), member of Michigan Health Care Cyber Security Council (http://www.mihcc.org/) and a member of the CIO Advisory Cabinet for the State of Michigan.