LeRoy Smith is both a credentialed healthcare practitioner with extensive operational experience, as well as an expert in the IT systems so crucial to delivering the highest-quality patient care. In an impressive career that has progressed from staff nurse to senior management of clinical informatics at some of the most esteemed hospitals, LeRoy has partnered with organizational leadership to adopt platforms that transform the delivery of care. Joining T2 Tech Group recently as a project manager, he bridges the functions of information technology to deliver solutions that improve client experience and services, stimulate new ways of doing business, and improve quality of workflows. Bringing his breadth of clinical experience, at T2 Tech he continues to manage projects and initiatives throughout the full systems lifecycle.
LeRoy joined T2 Tech from Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles, where for 3 years he was the Clinical Informatics Director. He was responsible for all administrative and management functions of clinical-system applications. In this role, he collaborated with hospital leadership to leverage technology for healthcare transformation and adoption-strategy execution. He was also responsible for clinician training and curriculum development for projects, along with continued education related to EMR systems. Most notably, he directed physician-documentation strategy, increasing adoption to 85% and saving $1.3M in transcription costs over 3 years. He designed a strategic roadmap to attain EMRAM Stage 6 Award (the top third in EMR adoption). He led a 2-year project to establish data interoperability for Anthem’s Vivity healthcare information exchange joint partnership. He implemented a disaster-recovery/continuity plan to recover critical business applications within 4 hours of an event. And he improved reimbursement performance by partnering in a strategy for Hospital Quality Initiatives.
Prior to his position at Good Samaritan, LeRoy was the Clinical Informatics Director at Dignity Health, St. John’s Hospitals, which has campuses in Oxnard and Camarillo, California. There he led the EMR evolution toward a clinical enterprise system, engaging stakeholders in the understanding of clinical workflows. He established and monitored quality measures and metrics, as well as executed and managed IT projects and governance throughout the hospitals. Before working at St. John’s, LeRoy was the Clinical Informatics Manager at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital in Valencia, California. He was promoted from a position as project coordinator and senior systems analyst.
From 2000 to 2006, LeRoy gained his practitioner experience, first as Staff Nurse, then progressing to Nursing Supervisor, at LAC- USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.
LeRoy received his ADN, Nursing from the County of Los Angeles, College of Nursing and Allied Health and holds a BS-Nursing degree from University of Phoenix. He earned his MBA with Project Management concentration from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. He is a licensed Registered Nurse (RN), a Certified Informatics Nurse (RN-BC), and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS). He is an active member of the American Nursing Association (ANA) and Healthcare Informatics Systems Society (HIMSS). He is currently the VP of Administration of the HIMSS SoCal Chapter.