About Us

Michael Krouse

About Us

Michael Krouse

Meet Michael Krouse

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer

Michael Krouse joined OhioHealth in March 2007 as Chief Information Officer and was named Senior Vice President in 2011. In December 2015, Mr. Krouse assumed responsibility for Lab, Pharmacy, Sterile Processing, Environmental, Nutrition and Patient Transport Services. He also assumed leadership for the organization’s Process Excellence and Project Management teams.  In March of 2017 Mr. Krouse was named the Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer for the system.  In this role he provides system leadership for Strategy, Business Development, Market Intelligence and Insights, Regional Development, New Ventures and Business Transformation.

Mr. Krouse currently serves as the board chair of the Columbus Collaboratory, a multi-industry partnership focused on analytics, cyber and talent development for the central Ohio community, and is a board member of the Columbus College of Art and Design.  He further represents OhioHealth as a limited partner member of Ascension Ventures most recent $350MM investment fund IV and Drive Capital’s $250MM investment fund II.  Mr. Krouse maintains active board advisory roles for technology companies and is a past board member of the Columbus Children’s Theater, board chair of the Central Ohio Information Exchange, and board member of the Ohio Health Information Partnership.

Mr. Krouse’s leadership and work has been recognized nationally with multiple awards including: the Premier 100 IT Leaders by Computerworld; the HIT Men & Women Innovators Up and Coming Award from Healthcare IT News; the C-Suite Award from Columbus Business First; and CIO 100. He led OhioHealth IT to notable recognitions as Most Wired, Best Places to Work in IT (2009-2017), the achievement of HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 in both the Ambulatory and Acute Care settings and a 9-star performance in Epic’s Star program.

Mr. Krouse is a long-standing member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Healthcare Information Management Systems Society and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Mr. Krouse completed his undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Engineering at Washington State University and graduate studies in Business at the University of Washington. He is an experienced speaker and author of articles on healthcare trends and technology, strategic planning and leadership development. Prior to joining OhioHealth Mr. Krouse held executive leadership roles with UW Medicine, First Consulting Group, E&Y and Arthur Young.

Mr. Krouse and his wife have two children.