Full Name
Chris Nichols,
Job Title
Program Manager, EIDS,
Speaker Bio
Mr. Chris Nichols serves as program manager for the Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions
(EIDS) program. In his role, Mr. Nichols is responsible for delivering secondary data solutions
around a digital health hub model; rationalizing legacy data capabilities; orchestrating integration
for systems such as MHS GENESIS; and providing enterprise clinical intelligence to include clinical
support applications, readiness reporting, research, ‘big data’ techniques, and dashboards for the
entire military health system and other federal partners.

Before standing up EIDS, Mr. Nichols served as the chief of Systems Integration Division for the
Office of the Chief Medical Information Officer and chief information officer for the Army Medical
Department. He was responsible for all clinical and medical Army information systems, including
executive, technical and functional governance of clinical information management. Mr. Nichols
also developed an operational strategy and oversaw the execution of all activities related to
outpatient, inpatient and ancillary clinical systems across the Army Medical Command. His
experience spans across multiple areas, including, program management, data/information
integration, market sector research-analysis and strategic planning. Prior to acquisition and
programmatic roles, he was an enlisted soldier and commissioned Army Nurse Corps officer with
responsibilities and experience in critical care/emergency medicine and informatics related positions.

Mr. Nichols received his Master of Healthcare Administration with a focus in Clinical Informatics
from the University of Washington, and his Bachelor of Science in Registered Nursing from
Marquette University.

Mr. Nichols holds a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III
Acquisition Certification.
Chris Nichols,