Physician Committee

Purpose

The Physician Committee provides domain expertise, leadership and guidance to HIMSS physician & medical informatics activities, initiatives and collaborations.

A word from the Physician Committee Chair

"Until recently, much of what I have accomplished for my physician colleagues and organization has been by the sweat of my own brow. I found myself increasingly frustrated becasue I could not accomplish all the tasks that I viewed as being necessary to improve the care, experience and fiscal goals of our patients, providers and our healthcare system as a whole. I realized that I needed to find ways to extend beyond myself and collaborate with like-minded colleagues both within and outside my organization. Serving on the HIMSS Physician Committee has given me such opportunities. As many in my situation experience, time is a precious commodity. However, any contributions I have made to the committee have been returned back to me multifold in the collaborations and connections that will benefit me, my work and my organization long into the future." John Lee, MD, HIMSS Physician Committee Chair, FY18

Physicians & Technology

Physicians around the world are increasingly under pressure to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, and safety of patient care. Patients are demanding a different type of clinical encounter, and physicians are experiencing new requirements to adopt and use information technologies that are expensive and, neither intuitive, nor user-friendly. Decisions about how care is to be delivered, paid for, and evaluated, are being made at the highest levels, without a cogent, unified physician-created IT roadmap.

Join Us

HIMSS is building a community that all physicians can leverage to profoundly influence the transformation of healthcare. More information can be found at www.himss.org/physician

For more information on the HIMSS Physician's Community please contact us at informatics@himss.org.

Committee Members

John Lee, MD

John Lee, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Edward Hospital and Health Services

Chair

 
Felicia M. Baxter, MD, MBA, CPHIMS, FAAP

Felicia M. Baxter, MD, MBA, CPHIMS, FAAP
Chief Medical Information Officer
iCare.com LLC

 
William W. Feaster, MD, MBA

William W. Feaster, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Information Officer
CHOC Children's Hospital

 
Ashutosh Goel, MD

Ashutosh Goel, MD
VP/CMIO
Bronson Healthcare Group

 
William Manard, MD, FAAFP

William Manard, MD, FAAFP
Medical Director of Health Management Information Systems
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

 
Lisa M. Masson, MD MBA

Lisa M. Masson, MD MBA
Medical Director, Informatics
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

 
Joseph C. Nichols, MD

Joseph C. Nichols, MD
Principal
Health Data Consulting

 
Kathy A. Nieder, MD

Kathy A. Nieder, MD
Epic Physician Liaison
Baptist Healthcare System – BHMG

 
Karl Poterack, MD

Karl Poterack, MD
Medical Director, Applied Clinical Informatics
Mayo Clinic Hospital

 
Joel Reich, MD

Joel J. Reich, MD
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Commonwealth Care Alliance

 
Mark Roche, MD, MSMI

Mark Roche, MD, MSMI
Partner
Avanti iHealth

 
Robert S. White, MD, FAAFP

Robert S. White, MD, FAAFP
Chief Medical Information Officer
Allegheny Health Network

 

CMIO Roundtable

The CMIO role and adoption of CMIOs in hospitals and health systems is continuing to increase. The purpose of the Roundtable is to enable the advancement of CMIOs as trusted medical leaders as part of an integrated care team. We are seeking current physician members who are a.) interested in medical informatics and b.) hold the job title of CMIO, CMO, COO, CTO or Chief of Other Clinical Department to join our new Roundtable. The frequency of the Roundtable meetings and goals of the group will be determined by the participants. To participate and learn more about the Roundtable please contact Informatics.

New to Medical Informatics Workgroup

The HIMSS Physician Community recognizes there is a deficiency of information for physicians that are new to the informatics field. The HIMSS Physician Community New to Medical Informatics Workgroup is seeking volunteers to lead young and new to informatics physicians in the emerging informatics field who will help construct educational webinars, develop community resources & tools and provide guidance in this evolving field.  Volunteer time commitment will be 2 to 4 hours a month; meetings will be held virtually. Please contact Informatics to get connected today.