As the Chief Information Officer of HealthTrust Mr. Petty is responsible for enterprise application development and services, business intelligence and analytics, and enterprise architecture supporting our community of ~1,600 hospitals, 29,000 sites of care, and 1,500 commercial customers in the US and UK. His responsibilities encompass all aspects of the evolving Chief Information Officer role. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies, including Marriott International, HCR ManorCare, American Medical Laboratories and PriceWaterhouseCoopers as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For the 31 years, Kent served in the active and reserve components of the U.S. Navy as a Naval Intelligence Officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Decision Sciences from George Mason University and has completed his master’s certification in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College. He is also qualified as an Information Dominance Warfare Officer (IDWO) and a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) HealthTrust is one of the nation’s leading providers of Total Spend Management services.