Senior Vice President, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Information 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 Davies Award, for excellence in translating informatics to patient value. 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, selected by his/her physician informatics peers across the nation, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the community. He has given over 30 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”. His current interests and focus include predictive analytics, improving alert fatigue and addressing physician burnout, improving physician EHR training and proficiency, and developing innovative solutions for safety net methodology for capturing potential patient care omissions. Dr. Moran took over the Parkland Virtual Care team earlier this year and is working with executive leadership on a virtual care enterprise strategy to help take Parkland into the 21st Century and beyond.