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Stephanie Lahr

Stephanie Lahr, MD, CHCIO

Chief Information Officer and Chief Medical Information Officer, Monument Health

Dr. Stephanie Lahr is the CIO and CMIO at Monument Health, based in Rapid City, South Dakota. She joined Monument Health in April 2016, as the CMIO as they began an organizational transformation through a systemwide EHR Unification. She led the clinical aspects, data conversion strategy and the incorporation of multiple Community Connect sites. In January of 2018 Dr. Lahr added the role of CIO and is now responsible for the strategy and management of the Information Technology Division. Dr. Lahr is an experienced informaticist, change agent and leader. Her passion lies at the intersection of improving healthcare delivery through the use of technology.

She is currently the chair of the Epic Community Connect Steering Board, she is on the South Dakota state HIE board, she is an active member of AMDIS and CHIME, and remains connected to her community as board member for the United Way of the Black Hills. Dr. Lahr is also an advocate and mentor for women in HealthIT and has shared her experience and advice on several podcasts and educational sessions.

Stephanie attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Washington University in St Louis, but her heart drew her to complete her training in Internal Medicine which she then completed at UTMB in Galveston. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in 2015 became Board Certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Clinical Informatics. She has also completed the CHIME CIO Bootcamp and is a certified CHCIO.