David Kaelber, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACP, Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Vice President of Health Informatics for the MetroHealth System, and Director of Health Care Informatics at the Center for Health Care Research and Policy, was recently recognized as one of this year’s “30 leading CMIO experts.” The list, according to its editors, is made up of informatics officers from all over the country who represent “leading voices in the CMIO community,” and recognizes “their current and past influence to mold the field.”
Dr. Kaelber was recognized for leading MetroHealth through several notable achievements. Specifically, Health Data Management noted that he has led seven separate initiatives at MetroHealth that have led directly to improved outcomes and improved communication and efficiency.
In 2015, Dr. Kaelber guided MetroHealth to a HIMSS Enterprise Davies award. That honor was the latest achievement in a long line of progressive moves. In addition to becoming the first public health system nationwide to install Epic electronic health records (EHRs) in 1999, MetroHealth was among the first health systems in the country to expand EHRs enterprise-wide.
To learn more about the list, and to view the other members, click here.