Detlev H. Smaltz, PhD, LFACHE



Detlev H. Smaltz, PhD, LFACHE, FHIMSS, is the founder, president, and CEO of CIO Consult LLC. He works with healthcare provider and vendor organizations to provide chief information officer–level professional services that include information technology (IT) strategic planning, analytics competency center planning and implementation, IT and data governance, IT product market placement advice, IT executive and staff coaching and mentoring, and other services designed to maximize IT organizational performance. Prior to founding CIO Consult, Dr. Smaltz founded Health Care DataWorks, a healthcare business intelligence software company that earned a Gartner “Cool Vendor” distinction before the business was acquired in 2015. He also served as the chief information officer of international operations for the Cleveland Clinic (a $10.5 billion, 18-hospital academic medical center) as well as chief information officer of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (a $1.7 billion, six-hospital academic medical center comprising more than 1,100 beds and more than 13,000 full-time employees). Dr. Smaltz has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare management, primarily in CIO and chief knowledge officer roles at organizations of various sizes, including a 20-bed community hospital, a 300-bed tertiary referral medical center, a five-state region, and a seven-country international region, as well as at the corporate headquarters of a $6.2 billion globally distributed integrated delivery system.

Books published by Health Administration Press:

Information Technology for Healthcare Managers, Ninth Edition