Slideshow 30 leading CMIO experts, Part 2

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  • June 30 2016, 4:00am EDT
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30 leading CMIO experts in healthcare, Part 2

Chief medical information officers have risen in importance at healthcare organizations over the last five years, as efforts to implement electronic health records have intensified. Now, with EHRs in place, these CMIOs continue to advance the cause of digital medicine as population health management and value-based care become important new frontiers for providers. In this list, we highlight the remaining 15 of 30 of the leading voices in the CMIO commmunity, recognizing them for their current and past influence to mold the field.

George Reynolds, MD, Retired CMIO

Reynolds retired last year after serving as CMIO and CIO at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center of Omaha. He also served as director of pediatric critical care at both Children’s Hospital and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He continues to serve the industry as an instructor at the recent CHIME CMIO boot camp.

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Ari Robicsek, MD, Chief medical analytics officer, Providence Health & Services

Robicsek is new to his job at Providence Health & Services, filling the role of chief medical analytics officer. Previously, he was associate chief medical information officer at NorthShore University HealthSystem, also filling the role of vice president of clinical analytics for NorthShore.

Rick Rydell, CEO, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems

Rydell has led AMDIS as its CEO for nearly two decades, co-founding the organization. He teamed up with William Bria, MD, to write a key CMIO text in the industry, “The Physician-Computer Conundrum.”

Luis Saldana, MD, CMIO, Texas Health Resources

In addition to his CMIO role, Saldana is medical director for clinical decision support for Texas Health Resources, widely recognized for its use of health information technology. He is involved nationally in EHR and clinical decision support initiatives.

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John Showalter, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Before being named as CHIO, Showalter served as the organization’s CMIO. Showalter led work to adopt clinical predictive analytics that churn through standardized and dirty EHR data to provide real-time predictions on heart attack risks for UMMC’s patient population.

Dirk Stanley, MD, CMIO, UConn Health

Stanley recently moved to the CMIO role at UConn Health after serving as the CMIO officer at Cooley Dickenson Hospital. There, he was responsible for many aspects of EMR implementation, including : meaningful use compliance, CPOE, workflow analysis and development, design of order sets, protocols and policies, clinical documentation, physician training, clinical project management, clinical decision support and data analytics.

Terri Steinberg, MD, Chief Health Information Officer, Christiana Care Health System

Steinberg is also vice president for population health informatics at Christiana Care Health System. In working with population health information, she is focused on implementing innovative technology architecture platforms to support care delivery within the framework of new payment models.

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Carol Steltenkamp, M.D., CMIO, University of Kentucky HealthCare

Steltenkamp has influence far beyond her position in her Kentucky health system. She is also chair of HIMSS’ board of directors. A practicing pediatrician, Steltenkamp is an instrumental leader in the advancement of Health Information Technology throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. As the CMIO of UK HealthCare, she is responsible for the leadership and management of all clinical information systems.

Harris Stutman, MD, Executive Director of Clinical Informatics, MemorialCare Health System

Stutman has filled his current CMIO-like position for more than eight years at MemorialCare, having been with the organization since 2002. He’s also served as a long-time physician consultant for Dearborn Advisors.

Jeffrey Sunshine, MD, CMIO, University Hospitals

Sunshine has been at Cleveland-based University Hospitals since 2009. He is also vice chairman of the department of radiology at UH Case Medical Center.

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Ferdinand Velasco, MD, Chief health information officer, Texas Health Resources

Velasco now serves as Texas Health Resources’ CHIO after filling the role of its CMIO for 10 years. He is widely respected for his ability to interact with peers, and blend outcomes research and medical informatics.

Jonathan Velez, MD, CMIO, Hartford Healthcare

In addition to serving as CMIO, Velez is also vice president of medical affairs for Hartford. Previously, he was CIO and CMIO at Memorial Health System. At Hartford, he is responsible for the strategic development of the electronic health record. This includes support of the emerging ACO. He is also responsible for strategic design and implementation of the electronic health information exchange and clinical analytics platforms.

Robert Warren, MD, CMIO, Medical University of South Carolina

In addition to serving as MUSC’s CMIO, Warren is a professor in the College of Medicine. There, he has an academic focus of optimizing utilization of IT to improve healthcare and advance medical education and research.

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DuWayne Willett, MD, CMIO, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Willett has served in the CMIO role for five years, and before that, served as assistant dean for clinical service metrics for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Michael Zaroukian, MD, CMIO, Sparrow Health System

Zaroukian holds several titles in addition to his role as CMIO at Sparrow. He’s also a vice president, professor of medicine and in the division of general internal medicine. He served as chair-elect for the HIMSS North America board of directors for 2015-2016.