In October, Gloria “Gigi” Pflugfelder Lipori, M.T., M.B.A., was named senior vice president and chief information officer for UF Health, following her interim appointment. She oversees information technology and information services for all components of the organization.
Lipori has been with UF Health Shands since 1982, most recently serving as interim chief information officer, and she is an adjunct professor in the UF College of Pharmacy department of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. She previously served as UF Health’s chief data officer, setting strategy and direction for the enterprise’s integrated data repository and overseeing teams responsible for data warehousing, decision support, strategic planning and research support, among other duties. She has additionally held positions as senior director of operational planning and analysis and as quality and systems coordinator for hospital laboratories. She began her career as a medical technologist.
Lipori helped develop and validate a variety of nationally endorsed performance measures, serving as a co-investigator on several contracts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She also has been a co-investigator on many federally funded research initiatives, including the OneFlorida Clinical Data Research Network. Since its inception, she has been the principal investigator for the UF Health Integrated Data Repository, which has supported over 1,000 researchers in developing and informing their research proposals.
Lipori earned an M.B.A. at Nova Southeastern University and completed her medical technology training at the Bethesda/Kennedy School.
Leaders David R. Nelson, M.D., UF senior vice president for Health Affairs and UF Health president; Ed Jimenez, UF Health Shands CEO; and Leon L. Haley, Jr., M.D., MHSA, UF Health Jacksonville vice president for health affairs and CEO, dean of the UF College of Medicine in Jacksonville and a professor of Emergency Medicine, shared an email extending their well-wishes and asking faculty and staff to welcome Lipori to her new official role.