EHR Benefits: Overview

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Fellow physicians share their insights on the range of benefits derived from delivering care with the support of an electronic health record (EHR):

Information Access and Availability

Michael H. Zaroukian, MD, PhD, FACP, FHIMSS, Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer, Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University
Medical Director, Clinical Informatics and Care Transformation, Sparrow Health System
Lansing, MI

Improved Communication

William F. Bria, III, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care
Chief Medical Information Officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children; President and Co-Founder, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
St. Petersburg, FL

Information Organization and Management

Peter Basch, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health Information Technology Policy
MedStar Health
Washington, DC

Care Coordination

Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA, Rheumatology
Chief Medical Information Officer AT&T and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine George Washington University
Miami, FL

Decision Support

Brian D. Patty, MD, Emergency Medicine
Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer, HealthEast Care System
St. Paul, MN

Implementing and Tracking Interventions

Dick Gibson, MD, PhD, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Chief Health Care Intelligence and Informatics Officer, Providence Health and Services – Oregon Region
Portland, Oregon

Medication Safety

Brian Jacobs, MD, Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care
Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer
Executive Director, Center for Pediatric Informatics and the Children’s IQ Network®
Children’s National Medical Center
Washington, DC

Engaging Patients 

Rebecca R. DiSalvo, MD, Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Information Officer, Hospital Sisters Health System
Springfield, Illinois

Achieving Efficiency

Jonathan Velez, MD, Emergency Medicine
Chief Information Officer, Memorial Health System
Colorado Springs, Colorado