Vice President, Clinical Informatics
HCA Healthcare
Dr. Brad Kehler, an optometrist by clinical training, has been involved with Clinical Informatics since 2007. Currently, he is Vice President for Clinical Informatics at HCA Healthcare in the Clinical Services Group. His responsibility in CSG is leading the teams that optimize HCA’s EHR platforms to support required changes for clinical quality initiatives, improved clinician workflow, regulatory matters, and compliance. Additionally, his teams support the development and implementation of HCA’s clinical standard for its main EHR platform, Meditech Expanse. These efforts frequently involve collaboration with a broad group of clinical and business stakeholders, other clinical informatics groups, and IT teams. Dr. Kehler served as the clinical and business lead for HCA's Patient Keeper program, an initiative designed to overlay the EHR with a unique desktop and mobile interface for the purpose of improving the physician experience. Prior to joining HCA, Dr. Kehler was on faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In informatics, he led initiatives to develop personalized views of the EHR, outpatient CPOE, and result reporting. He participated heavily in projects aimed to improve referring provider communications and was an executive member of the health records committee. Before focusing exclusively on Clinical Informatics, Dr. Kehler practiced optometry for 12 years with an emphasis on post-trauma/post-disease vision rehabilitation.

Speaking at:

Lessons Learned From Development of an Enterprise EHR Clinical Standard
Tuesday, April 18 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
South Building, Level 5 | S503 Details