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

The HIMSS Physician Community and Physician Committee provides all of us with an excellent forum for a dialog on the ever evolving aspirations for an effective and efficient use of Health IT to improve clinical care delivery models. We hope to continue this work by educating ourselves, our peers and partners, learning from the wider HIMSS committees and stakeholders to influence the direction of national regulations, industry partnerships, and the technology and innovation initiatives that will help shape the future of healthcare.
Ash Goel, MD, HIMSS Physician Committee Chair, FY19

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

Ashutosh Goel, MD

Ashutosh Goel, MD
Senior Vice President, CIO, Clinical Assitant Professor, Bio-Informatics Program
Bronson Healthcare Group
Chair

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

Felicia M. Baxter, MD, MBA, CPHIMS, FAAP
Optum EHR, Physician Advisor Utilization Review
 

 
 

Noreen Butte, MD
IDS Associate Director, Health Information Technology Leader
Merck

 
Edgar Chou, MD, FACP

Edgar Chou, MD, FACP
Chief Value Officer
Drexel University

 
William W. Feaster, MD, MBA

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

 
William Manard, MD, FAAFP

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

 
Kathy A. Nieder, MD

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

 
Michael A. Pfeffer, MD, FACP

Michael A. Pfeffer, MD, FACP
Assistant Vice Chancellor and CIO
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
UCLA Health Services

 
Joel Reich, MD

Joel J. Reich, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Educator and Consultant
 

 
Mark Roche, MD, MSMI

Mark Roche, MD, MSMI
Partner
Avanti iHealth

 
Justin Taylor, MD

Justin Taylor, MD
Radiology Resident
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

 
Robert S. White, MD, FAAFP

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

 
Gürhan Zincircioglu, MD, MBA

Gürhan Zincircioglu, MD, MBA
CMIO, Orthopedic Surgeon
HIMSS Europe Governing Council Member

 

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.