Chris Davis, MD, has been named chief information officer of Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Ala., adding the CIO title to the CMIO role he took on when he joined Baptist Health in 2012. Davis had been acting as interim CIO since June.
During his many years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Jonathan Teich, MD, PhD, has helped with the design of many of its CPOE, EHR and CDS applications and, in his words, has been “talking about CDS in one form or another for decades.”
Throughout his career as a practicing physician with training and experience in clinical informatics, Danny Sands, MD, MPH, has become “increasingly appreciative of the role technology can play in the doctor/patient relationship.”
The heads of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) spent Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. lobbying congressman on behalf of a piece of legislation that would allow providers the chance to meet Meaningful Use requirement through a shorter reporting period in 2015.
Last month, Community Health Systems, a large healthcare group with 206 hospitals in 29 states, became a victim of a cyber attack that resulted in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to about 4.5 million patients.