Herb Smaltz

MBA, Ph.D.

Herb Smaltz is an Advisor at StarBridge Advisors, LLC.  Before joining StarBridge, Herb was the Founder, President & CEO of CIO Consult, LLC.  He works with healthcare provider and vendor organizations to provide CIO-level professional services including but not limited to IT strategic planning, BI/Analytics strategic planning, Analytics Competency Center planning and implementation, IT and data governance, IT product market placement advice, RFI/RFP planning and oversight, IT executive & staff coaching and mentoring, IT departmental assessments, IT PMO planning and evaluation and a number of other services designed to maximize IT organizational performance.

Prior to founding CIO Consult, Herb founded Health Care DataWorks, a healthcare analytics software company which earned the distinction of a Gartner “Cool Vendor” prior to being acquired in 2015.  Herb also previously served as the CIO, International Operations for the Cleveland Clinic and also as the CIO of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.   In addition, he served as an Associate Vice-President for Health Sciences at the Ohio State University leading collaborative initiatives between the three mission areas of the medical center: research, academics, and patient care.

Herb has over 30 years of experience in healthcare management primarily as CIO at various sized organizations including a 20-bed community hospital, 2 large tertiary referral academic medical centers,  a 5-state region, a 7-country international region and at the corporate headquarters of a $6.2B globally distributed integrated delivery system.  He is a Fellow of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (FHIMSS) and served on the HIMSS Board of Directors (BOD) from 2002-2005 and as the HIMSS 2004-2005 BOD Vice Chair.  He has Life Fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (LFACHE) and is a two-time CIO-100 award recipient.

Herb also holds certifications in Knowledge Management from the Knowledge Management Certification Board (KMCB).   In addition he has served as an associate professor at UAB, Birmingham, AL, and as a research professor at the Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.  Herb earned a BS in Management Information Systems from the University of Tampa, FL in 1985, an MBA from Ohio State University in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Business Administration – Information & Management Science from Florida State University in 1999.

His recent publications include Information Technology for Healthcare Management, 9th Edition, with Gerald Glandon & Donna Slovensky, Health Administration Press, Chicago, IL, 2020 and Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction, with Ray Gensinger (editor), HIMSS Publications, Chicago, IL, 2014.