Arkansas Children’s has named a new chief information officer. Erin Parker has been named as a senior vice president and CIO for the Little Rock-based health care system.
In this role, Parker will oversee partnership building for Arkansas Children’s, as well as systems security, infrastructure and digital initiatives. These initiatives will focus on making health care more accessible for workforce, patients and caregivers.
Parker has served as an interim chief information officer since July. Most recently, she was the vice president and system compliance officer for Arkansas Children’s.
“After a nationwide search and interview process of high-caliber candidates who could lead our deeply engaged and innovative Information Services team, Erin stood out among some of the best leaders in the industry,” Arkansas Children’s president and CEO Marcy Doderer, FACHE, said in a statement.. “I am proud that we found our best candidate internally. I look forward to working with the team as they help define and deliver unprecedented child health with Erin’s guidance.”
Parker is a 14-year veteran of Arkansas Children’s, having joined the health care system in 2006 as the system’s HIPAA privacy officer and corporate compliance director. In 2001, she served as a volunteer at Arkansas Children’s Hospital
She earned a bachelor’s degree in professional accountancy from Ouachita Baptist University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Parker also holds health care compliance (CHC) and healthcare privacy compliance (CHPC) certifications.