Chief Medical Information Officer
St. Joseph's Health
Dr. Beth J. Kushner serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer and an Emergency Medicine Attending at St. Joseph’s Health in New Jersey. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University in 2009 and graduated from Nova Southeastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine with honors in 2013. Dr. Kushner completed her residency in Emergency Medicine and fellowship in Medical Informatics and Administration at St Joseph Health. Since completing her fellowship, she has become the health system's CMIO helping implement Cerner throughout the healthcare system in outpatient, inpatient, and rehabilitation locations. Since the go-live in 2018, she has participated in multiple optimizations and enhancements, helping create clinical workflows that are both intuitive to providers and easy to use. As the CMIO, Dr. Kushner leads the medical informatics team. She and her team are responsible for the medical leadership of the Electronic Health System, supporting information technology systems that provide functionality, clinical decision support, and innovation to deliver the highest quality healthcare. Working closely with the Revenue Cycle team, her work using physician and clinical driven workflows to optimize revenue capturing data has been highlighted in several articles such as Health Care News in December 2020. Her passion for high-quality, efficient care has led to several new efficiencies throughout the healthcare system, including improved data exchange, open access to patient information, and improved patient experience through technology. Oncoming projects include transforming population health tools into a tangible, meaningful experience for both the provider and patient.