NGHS executive recognized among top chief information officers in the nation

Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

One of Northeast Georgia Health System’s (NGHS) leaders continues to be recognized for his efforts to put technology to work to benefit both patients and healthcare providers. Healthcare trade publication Becker’s Hospital Review recently included Chris Paravate, NGHS chief information officer (CIO), on its list of “133 CIOs to Know,” for the second year in a row.

Paravate has served as CIO for NGHS since 2014, overseeing the information technology, clinical informatics, biomedical equipment and telecommunications departments for the system’s five hospital campuses and more than 100 other physician offices and care locations. 

Becker’s noted that Paravate led the launch of the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system at NGHS, and that he collaborated with Longstreet Clinic as the health system’s first Community Connect partner on the same Epic platform, among other accomplishments. 

“We are so proud of Chris and grateful for all he does for our patients and the communities we serve,” said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of the health system. “Through his strategic guidance, he has helped us continually optimize and improve how we operate as a business and, more importantly, how we care for people. Chris’ leadership has helped put NGHS on a path to thrive for generations to come.”

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About NGHS

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. Our team cares for more than 1 million people across the region through five hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations. Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has campuses in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder, Dahlonega and Demorest – with a total of more than 850 beds and more than 1,300 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. Learn more at