WHEELING – For the third consecutive year, David Rapp of Wheeling Hospital has been named to the list of top chief information officers (CIO) at hospitals across the United States.

He is included in the 2018 list of the top 105 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know, issued by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading national healthcare publication.

According to Becker’s, Rapp is among the top CIOs leading their organizations through the healthcare technology revolution. Rapp joined Wheeling Hospital in 2006 and currently serves as CIO and supply chain vice president. He is responsible for the supply chain direction and the hospital’s technology-based systems, overseeing the planning, implementation and maintenance strategies for human capital purchases, clinical informatics, technology development, biomedical engineering and IT operations.

Rapp led the hospital through electronic medical records (EMR) implementation, oversaw computerization of the Cardiology Department and the replacement of the surgical information system.

Prior to his current role, he was director of the Global Technology Services group at Fairmont, WV-based High Technology Foundation, director of Computer Information Systems at the National Technology Transfer Center and project engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Rapp is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, a fellow member of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), the West Virginia HIMSS, the Association for Health Care Resource and Materials Management, the West Virginia Health Information Network User Group and the Association of Information Technology Professionals. He serves on the West Virginia Health Information Network board of directors, the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients Technology Advisory Board, the HIMSS Innovation Committee and the West Virginia Health Information Technology Workgroup.

Wheeling native and Wheeling Park High School graduate, Rapp earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from West Virginia University, and completed master’s coursework from Stanford University and Wheeling Jesuit University.