Vice President, Innovation and IT Applications, Houston Methodist
Michelle Stansbury has been with Houston Methodist since July 1993. Her current position is Vice President of Innovation and Information Technology Applications. During her 29 years at Methodist, she has had many accomplishments. In 2016, Houston Methodist started deployment of Epic to the health and in 2018 established the Center for Innovation.
Houston Methodist received the highest adoption score of Epic functionalities of any new Epic client and the hospitals saw higher operating activity and greater revenue after the deployment of Epic. Her strength is in developing strategy and leading teams to drive those strategic initiatives.
Before joining Houston Methodist, Michelle held leadership roles at Compaq Computer Corporation and Amoco Oil. Her most recent passion is in Digital Health Innovation and has been part of the team leading innovation initiatives at Houston Methodist. Michelle was instrumental in establishment of the Center for Innovation and works closely with Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Information Officer. Within her innovation role, Michelle has responsibilities for day-to-day management of the Innovation Department and has strategic responsibilities for Intelligent Automation and digital transformation of patient access and billing practices. Most recently the innovation center has been focusing on using voice technologies to increase efficiencies and satisfaction for patients, physicians in the outpatient clinic and the Operating Room, and nurses.
Michelle speaks regularly in conferences and panels on innovation, digital transformation and building innovative cultures. She was named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT for 2019 – CIO and IT Executives by Health Data Management Magazine. She was also named as one of the 2020 and 2022 Women to Watch in Health IT by Becker’s Hospital Review. In 2021 she was nominated for the HIMSS Changemaker in Health Awards.
Michelle earned her Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Phoenix University. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society.
Outside the office, Michelle enjoys motorsports and track racing.