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

"Having recently finished out my term on a prior informatics committee with a related organization, I found myself looking for new opportunities to volunteer and contribute to the field.  I was intrigued by this particular committee, given its goal of more fully engaging practicing physicians.  The HIMSS website has been my go-to site for knowledge resources, data, and tools and I frequently refer community clinicians to it.  Participating in an effort to educate large numbers of practicing physicians about informatics was appealing to me.  In addition, I saw this as an opportunity to meet and get to know other medical informaticists. This committee has provided me with the opportunity to interact more broadly with other physicians and learning the wide range of work being done that I’d not been exposed to in the past. In addition to the satisfaction of being able to contribute to the expansion of knowledge of other physicians, I have also made connections with others whom I’ve learned a tremendous amount from."-Cait Cusack, MD, HIMSS Physician Committee Chair, 2014-2015

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

David E. Danhauer, MD, FAAP

David E. Danhauer, MD, FAAP
System VP/CMIO
Owensboro Health

Chair

 
Sarah Corley, MD

Sarah Corley, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
NextGen Healthcare

 
Ashutosh Goel, MD

Ashutosh Goel, MD
VP/CMIO
Bronson Healthcare Group

John Lee, MD

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

 
David Ling

David Yu-Kwong Ling, MD
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer
University of Virginia Health System

 
Lisa M. Masson, MD MBA

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

 
David Michael, MD

David Michael, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Vidant Health

 
Joseph C. Nichols, MD

Joseph C. Nichols, MD
Principal
Health Data Consulting

 
Karl Poterack, MD

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

 
Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Milisa Rizer, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Chief Medical Information Officer
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

 
Luis Saldana, MD

Luis Saldana, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
Texas Health Resources

 

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.