Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH

Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH

Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH serves as the Vice President, Digital Health Transformation and Chief Medical Information Officer at Partners Healthcare System where she works at the intersection of Partners Information Systems, Quality Safety Value and Population Health Management with direct responsibility for the development and delivery of an electronic health record that supports diverse care and business needs in a reliable, safe and efficient manner.

Dr. Zuccotti has a long-standing interest in applying information technology to identify and facilitate improvements in patient care, physician workflow, quality and safety. She joined Partners in May 2008 as the Senior Medical Informatician for Patient Safety and Risk Management at Partners IS and Associate Medical Director for Risk Management Informatics at the Harvard Risk Management Foundation (CRICO/RMF). This position allowed her to leverage strengths in quality and medical administration in the burgeoning field of medical informatics.  In a relatively short period of time, she established research and clinical collaborations, obtained intra- and extramural research support, and became an integral member of many Partners Performance Improvement initiatives.

In her current this role she manages a complex team of Physicians, Nurses, Health Professionals and Project Managers involved the content development, maintenance and optimization activities for the health system’s enterprise electronic medical record. She also oversees Partners’ Health Information Management (HIM) department and associated data services. Her research interests focus on informatics initiatives designed to improve patient safety and mitigate risk. Such initiatives have included physician documentation, clinical workflow, results management, decision making and care coordination, among others. Dr.  Zuccotti remains an active member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, specializing in infections in oncology patients and hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplant recipients.

Originally from New York City, Dr. Zuccotti trained at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical College in Internal Medicine and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Infectious Disease. She served as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, as well as Assistant Director of Infection Control. On a national level she is active as a Medical Editor.  Since 1999, she has been an Editor at The Medical Letter, a biweekly medical newsletter devoted to publishing independent, unbiased reviews of newly-approved drugs. Currently as Executive Editor, she guides content development, technology implementation and strategic planning for the publication.  In addition, she is a past Contributing Editor with expertise in Infectious Diseases at the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Bio posted May 2019
      Pete Stetson, MD, MA

      Pete Stetson, MD, MA

      Pete is the Chief Health Informatics Officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Deputy Physician-in-Chief. As part of the core leadership of DigITs (Digital Informatics & Technology Solutions), Dr. Stetson oversees the Digital Products & Informatics Division (DP&I). He leads Digital Product Management, Design Thinking, Intelligent Optimization, Applied Clinical lnformatics Research, and Informatics Operations. Since 2019, he has overseen the deployment of Scaled Agile Framework across his teams and is responsible for design, translation and execution of MSK’s digital initiatives and business delivery.

      His group’s overall goal is to be leaders in the development and implementation of new digital Informatics solutions that impact quality cancer care and cancer research. His teams lead the efforts to optimize clinical systems, set clinical systems strategy, and ensure quality and financial goals are met using innovative digital and Informatics solutions. His teams are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating next-generation digital solutions for cognitive support, team-based care, precision oncology, comparative analytics, business insights, business and robotic process automation, and patient engagement.

      MSK defines Health Informatics as the study and application of people, processes and technology to improve healthcare value, where value is a function of quality, cost, and efficiency. Dr. Stetson’s teams have led the development of a digital ecosystem for MSK’s new buildings and strategic partnerships at MSK, including the Josie Robertson Surgery Center, and the David H. Koch Cancer. Pete also continues to work as a Hospitalist, an Informatics researcher, and teaches and mentors in Informatics.

      Bio updated August 2021
      Stetson

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          Christopher Sharp, MD

          Christopher “Topher” Sharp, MD

          Dr. Sharp serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Stanford Health Care, where he is a physician leader in the use of innovative clinical technologies for the delivery of care.

          Dr. Sharp has responsibility to assure that clinical information systems work well for clinicians – and that clinicians are proficient and effective in their use of these systems in the care of our patients.  He is accountable for driving the clinical strategy, design, enhancement, usability, adoption, and workflow integration of clinical information systems and digital health for Stanford Health Care.

          As Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Sharp maintains an active primary care and inpatient practice.  He has published multiple academic articles on the impacts of clinical informatics in safety, outcomes, and clinician wellness.   Dr. Sharp serves as a mentor and educator for Stanford Clinical Informatics Fellows, junior faculty, and other trainees.

          Education and Certifications

          Undergraduate: Northwestern University
          Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
          Residency: Stanford University Medical School
          Certifications: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
          Clinical Informatics Subspecialty, American Board of Preventive Medicine
          Bio updated August 2021
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              Craig Norquist, MD

              Craig Norquist, MD

              Graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Maricopa County Medical Center. Has been working as an ED physician for over 20 years and has become board certified in Clinical Informatics. He recently moved from Network Patient Safety Officer into the role of CMIO for HonorHealth. His emphasis is on provider wellbeing, use of clinical decision support, and Health IT safety.

              Bio posted May 2019
                  Kim Jundt, MD

                  Kim W. Jundt, MD

                  Dr. Jundt, a Board-Certified Family Physician, is the Chief Medical Information Officer of Avera.  Born and raised in northern South Dakota, he is a graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.  He completed his residency at Siouxland Medical Education Foundation, Sioux City, Iowa.

                  Dr. Jundt has been employed with Avera for seven years and is a leader in the
                  implementation of Meditech 6.1. In his spare time Dr. Jundt enjoys golfing.

                   

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                      John Doulis, MD

                      John Doulis, MD

                      As Senior Vice President of Clinical Solutions, John Doulis, MD, leads teams responsible for all content curation, clinical and technology solutions at FDB. Dr. Doulis is a physician with more than 20 years of broad experience in health informatics and in designing, managing and perfecting information systems that support health enterprise innovation and patient safety.

                      Prior to joining FDB, Dr. Doulis was Chief Informatics and Information Officer at MedCare Investment Funds in Nashville, where he was responsible for the development of the information technology investment strategy. In that capacity, he served CEO and President of digiChart, Inc. and more recently CEO of Informatics Corporation of America.

                      Earlier in his career, as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Operations Officer of the Informatics Center at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Doulis led the Informatics Center’s efforts to provide the most effective informatics and information technology infrastructure to meet the needs of the diverse operating units of VUMC.

                      Dr. Doulis currently serves as a Director for Quire, Inc. and for Angel Eye, Inc. Dr. Doulis received a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and MD degrees from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and has an extensive publication and presentation record.

                       

                      Posted May 2019
                          John Chang, MD

                          John Chang, MD

                          John Chang is the Senior Vice President, Head Clinical Team, at Zynx Health. In this role, he oversees the methodology, development, and maintenance of evidence-based and experience-based clinical content used in Zynx solutions that support healthcare organizations’ achievement of their quality and financial goals.

                          Dr. Chang brings to Zynx Health over 20 years of clinical, operations, and healthcare research experience and is also a general internist, is board-certified in clinical informatics, and serves as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has given numerous presentations at national meetings and has published multiple articles on improving care and quality measurement in peer-reviewed journals including: Annals of Internal Medicine, The BMJ, Medical Care, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

                          Prior to his current role, Dr. Chang served as senior director, director, and manager of clinical content over his more than 10 years at Zynx Health, and was instrumental in the development and launch of Knowledge AnalyzerTM. Before joining Zynx Health, Dr. Chang was a primary care physician and clinician investigator with the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at UCLA, a practicing physician at Kaiser Permanente, an affiliated investigator at RAND Health, and a consultant to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center and completed two fellowships–the UCLA NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship and the UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research Fellowship. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Society of General Internal Medicine, AcademyHealth, and the American Association for Physician Leadership.

                          Dr. Chang holds BA and MD degrees from Northwestern University, an MPH from Yale University, and a PhD in health policy and management (with a focus on healthcare outcomes research and operations management) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

                           

                          Posted May 2019
                              Ranjit Aiyagari, MD, FACC

                              Ranjit Aiyagari, MD, FACC

                              Ranjit Aiyagari, MD, FACC is Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) of the University of Michigan Health System (Michigan Medicine).  He is also a Clinical Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan Medical School with an area of focus in pediatric cardiac critical care.  He is board certified in both Pediatric Cardiology and Clinical Informatics.  In his role as CMIO, he drives Michigan’s health information technology strategy and oversees its operational deployment across a landscape of approximately 4000 physicians who conduct > 2,300,000 clinic visits and > 48,000 hospital discharges per year and in the context of a top medical school with ~$600,000,000 sponsored awards to support research and > 6000 publications per year.  He is dedicated to making computer systems work for rather than against physicians, as well as improving the health of children with the most severe forms of congenital heart disease.

                              Bio updated September 2020
                                  Sherri Hess, MS-IS, BSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS

                                  Sherri Hess, MS-IS, BSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS

                                  Sherri Hess, MS-IS, BSN, RN-BC, FHIMSS is a proven Healthcare Informatics Nurse Executive with extensive clinical informatics and leadership expertise. She provides strategic and operational leadership in the development, deployment, re-engineering and integration of clinical information systems (CIS) to support clinicians and patient service. Sherri is an articulate leader with excellent communication skills building rapport with all levels of leadership, clinicians and technical staff.  She is a transformational leader with a proven track record utilizing best practice to ensuring on-target, high-quality deliverables.

                                  Currently, Sherri is the CNIO at Banner Health which is a non-profit health system providing care in 6 states with 28 hospitals, primary and specialty clinics, Urgent Cares, hospice, and a leader in telehealth. As the CNIO, Sherri leads the strategic nursing leadership in the development, optimization and integration of technology that supports their patients and clinicians across the continuum of care.

                                  Sherri is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and is a Nightingale Luminary. She served on the Colorado HIMSS Board for 9 years and as President, the Colorado Chapter received Chapter of the Year. She also served 2 years on the HIMSS Nominating Committee.

                                  Bio updated January 2020
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                                      Alan Weiss, VP & CMIO, BayCare Health System

                                      Alan Weiss, MD

                                      Dr. Alan M. Weiss joined the BayCare Health System as their CMIO in August, 2018. He primary responsibilities over all clinical systems, their associated governance as well as over providing executive leadership over data and analytics.

                                      Prior to BayCare, Dr. Weiss spent 5 years in the Memorial Herman System in Houston, Texas, as their first Ambulatory CMIO. In that role, he had responsibilities over GE Centricity, Cerner and eClinic Works EHRs. Central to that role was EHR optimization efforts as well as the conversion of GE Centricity to Cerner.

                                      Before Memorial Hermann, Dr. Weiss was the Assoc. Medical Director of Inpatient Systems at Cedar-Sinai in Los Angeles where he helped develop and implement their EHR, Epic.

                                      A general internist by training, Dr. Weiss spent 10 years practicing at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. He also reported directly to their CIO to assist on EHR implementation and optimization efforts, was the head of their business informatics group in primary care, head of main campus internal medicine operations and also was an internal medicine section head.  Furthermore, Dr. Weiss spent time teaching medical student and residents while providing both ambulatory and inpatient care.

                                      Before medical school, Dr. Weiss worked for Eli Lilly as a clinical information analyst, helping to develop data entry systems for clinical trials as well as analyzing that data for FDA reporting and for medical journals.  Dr. Weiss earned a B.S. from the University of Michigan with a double major in computer science and philosophy. He also has both an M.B.A. and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. His M.B.A involves a double focus on health care management as well as the management of information systems.

                                      Dr. Weiss is passionate about patient care and advocates for the proper use of data and analytics to refine EHR development towards the inclusion of evidence-based medicine.

                                      Bio Updated September 2020
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