Don Lyons, CEO and managing partner of InterOPERANT, assists health care providers in insuring their clinical and business technology initiatives are met. He has worked for over 20 years in all sectors of the health care technology industry, providing senior leadership and creative entrepreneurship in advanced technology, and business solutions worldwide.
Prior to forming InterOPERANT, Mr. Lyons served key roles in many notable organizations. He was vice president of operations at Emerging Health Information Technology, a spin-off subsidiary of Montefiore Medical Center in New York and president, CEO and shareholder of Life Biosystems AG, GmbH and Inc., Basel, Switzerland. Life Biosystems a private shareholder company was founded while he was the Deputy CIO of MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. At Life Biosystems, Mr. Lyons international team of scientists, bio-informaticians, and businessmen developed applications integrating patient molecular data and clinical data for the pharmaceutical industry. His prior roles include chief technology officer of a Wall Street health care investment firm (Equity Healthcare Partners LLC), CIO and senior administrator of the largest public hospital in Washington (Valley Medical Center), and principal, and founder of Insight Healthcare Partners in Washington.
Mr. Lyons began his career as an MT (ASCP) medical technologist and board certified clinical microbiologist — American Society of Clinical Pathologists. After graduate school he developed, and pursued a keen interest in Healthcare Information Sciences, and Technology. He has completed an MBA, Finance and program(s) for technology entrepreneurship through the Harvard/MIT/The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Collaborative as well as the University of Texas at Austin, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs — ELITE, Executive Management Program for Information Technology Excellence.
He earned a B.A. in biology/biochemistry and philosophy from Gonzaga University; an MT(ASCP) with specialist in clinical microbiology from the University of Oregon, Sacred Heart Medical Center; and MBA from City University, Seattle; and CPHIMS (Certified Professional Healthcare Information Management Systems, HIMSS). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, FACHE, and serves on a number of boards in the Houston community, and the health care and biotechnology industries.