Michael Hodgkins, MD, is no stranger to either clinical practice or information technology. As a physician, his training was in internal medicine. As a technologist, he had spent 25 years working in healthcare information technology, much of it with startups focused on information sharing.

Now, as the chief medical information officer of the American Medical Association, Hodgkins can bring all those experiences to bear. With the AMA since 2010, he is now deeply involved in health information technology (HIT) initiatives, as the organization ramps up efforts to represent physicians’ concerns and ensure that HIT helps physicians in practice. “I’ve been able to capitalize on my technology experience and deep knowledge about clinical practice and the clinical ecosystem in my role, and contribute to the AMA’s discussions about strategy and policy,” he says.

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