Senior Vice President, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Brett is the first ever Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) at Parkland Health & Hospital System and helped steward them from being a paper-based hospital to being a fully electronic institution within 3 years and ultimately being one of the first safety net organizations to win the HIMSS Davies Award, for excellence in translating informatics to patient value, and the first Public Health Davies awarded in a decade. Graduating from UT Southwestern Medical School, and subsequently Internal Medicine Residency, he joined the General Internal Medicine Department in 1997, ultimately becoming a full professor. He is dual board certified in both Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics, being the 2nd class to graduate with board certification in Clinical Informatics. In his role as CMIO, he has been deeply involved in quality and safety projects—helping engineer informatics solutions to remediate or mitigate. He has collaborated with researchers on a variety of initiatives, facilitating informatics solutions. In April of 2016 he was humbled to be voted as the Physician Academy Council Physician of the Year, an award given annually to a physician member of Epic community and selected by his/her physician informatics peers across the nation, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community—only the 8th physician to receive such an honor. He has given over 40 presentations at national Clinical Informatics meetings over the years on a variety of clinical informatics topics and is honored to have had 4 selected as “classics”.