LD #30: Lessons Learned from Leading a Private-Public Partnership

by | May 20, 2019

Sherry Farrugia manages the multi-million dollar pediatric research portfolio and the public-private partnership between Georgia Tech and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This episode will provide:

  • An overview of her current role at Georgia Tech while supporting the Pediatric community, specifically Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
  • Her goals, objectives and burning platforms for her organization for the coming years.
  • Her challenges in balancing an academic university and a world-renowned healthcare organization dedicated to children in the Age of Consumerism.
  • An insight into working with non-profit organizations as both Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Georgia Tech are non-profit organizations that pose unique challenges to manage as a leader.

Sherry Farrugia/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center at GT

Sherry Farrugia is the COO and CSO for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Technology Center at GT and the Director for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In this dual role, she works to build and sustain public-private partnerships in pediatrics and health IT, and manages the partnership’s multi-million dollar research portfolio. She provides executive-level leadership for business and operational functions and works to improve the overall execution of key business initiatives to improve efficiency, effectiveness and reduce administrative costs.

This includes providing insight into the innovations, new technologies, and start ups developed as a result of the partnership. Prior to this position, Ms. Farrugia was the Managing Director of Health IT at Georgia Tech.

Sherry has over 25 years’ experience in the health information technology (IT) field, consulting with numerous industry partners, and many state agencies including the State of Georgia in the areas of care management systems, health information exchange, and enterprise data governance. She is very active in the Atlanta community serving on multiple health and pediatric-related boards.

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