Mark Sugrue is responsible for leading the strategic and tactical operations of Commonwealth Medicine’s clinical programs and creating a cross-organizational vision for clinical informatics. Collaborating with other senior leaders and key business partners, Sugrue leverages best practices, internal expertise and emerging technologies to develop new clinical products and services in response to market demand.
Sugrue joined Commonwealth Medicine from UMass Memorial Health Care (UMMHC) where he served in the role of chief nursing informatics officer and associate chief nursing officer, professional practice. He provided leadership for UMMHC’s $700M Epic implementation and optimization of Epic EHR for Medical Center Nursing. Mark was also responsible for ongoing professional development and education of the 3000+ member nursing workforce and served as a FEMA-certified incident commander.
Previously, Sugrue served as Lahey Hospital and Medical Center’s very first chief nursing informatics officer, responsible for all technology and nursing education and for leading the organization’s efforts in EHR implementation and optimization. Prior to Lahey, he worked in a variety of management consultant roles for several well-known health management consulting firms, including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Blum Shapiro Consulting, KMPG Bearing Point, and Arthur Andersen. He has also served as a medic in the US Army Reserves.
Sugrue holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has earned a Master of Science in nursing leadership from Regis College. He serves as Chair-elect on the board of directors at Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He is also a founding member and on the Board for the New England Nursing Informatics Consortium (NENIC). He is a past governing director at the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives.