Dr. Nnaemeka ‘Emeka’ Okafor serves as the Vice President and Chief Health Informatics Officer for Memorial Hermann Health System (MHHS) in Houston. He has been an informatics Physician executive with MHHS since 2014. Current duties include serving as a trusted problem-solving liaison for clinicians, health system executives, Information Technology (IT) staff, and IT vendors. He provides leadership for enterprise-wide Health Information Technology (HIT) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) planning, development, design implementation and benefit realization. He is also responsible the developing of informatics resources, expanding the MHHS virtual health footprint and maturing service line analytics for the Health System. He is boarded in Emergency Medicine, Clinical Informatics and Medical Quality. He has been part of the academic faculty at the McGovern Medical School in Houston since 2007 and still practices Emergency Medicine, educating fellows, residents and medical students. He has research published on medical error reporting, diagnostic errors, patient care transitions and data visualization. He completed his medical school at University of Missouri-Columbia, and his emergency medicine residency at Boston Medical Center.
Posted December 2019