With more than 2,200 associates, Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS) is one of the largest healthcare IT services companies in North America. Ascension Health created AHIS to provide better access to IT resources for the organization, andto support the achievement of our long-term Strategic Direction goals. Through AHIS, we leverage our System’s size by achieving operating efficiencies through technology advancements, data center consolidation, best practice implementation and shared resources teams. AHIS was formed not only to support System growth and change but also to improve our IT capabilities, IT infrastructure, disaster recovery, security and business operations. The AHIS model reflects Ascension Health’s belief in shared governance and leadership between System and local executives. In 2012, AHIS was selected by Computerworld as #55 on its Best Places to Work in IT list, and by Elearning! Media Group/Aberdeen Group as #30 on their Learning!100 Corporate Enterprise Honoree list.