Thomas Selva, MD, chief medical information officer for MU Health Care, has been recognized by Healthcare IT News as a leader in health care information technology. Selva is one of three national leaders selected by readers to receive the publication’s “Enhancing Patient Care Through IT” award. He was honored at the sixth annual H.I.T. Men and Women Awards reception during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 conference April 13 in Chicago.
“As a health care organization, we believe that information technology is an integral part of patient care,” said Selva, who also serves as a professor of child health and chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at the MU School of Medicine. “Through our unique partnership with the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, we’re implementing technology solutions designed to streamline patient care and ultimately improve health outcomes, both in the short- and long-term. It’s an honor to be recognized by Healthcare IT News for this commitment to enhancing patient care through information technology.”
Selva, who also serves as the medical director of the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed residency training in pediatrics at the MU School of Medicine. A board-certified pediatrician, Selva joined MU in 1992.
Since Selva’s appointment as chief medical information officer in 2012, the health system has reached numerous milestones in the adoption of information technology. In August 2014, MU Health Care became the first academic medical center and the ninth health system in the country to meet federal Stage 2 “meaningful use” standards for its adoption of medical information technology to improve patient care. MU Health Care also has been recognized for its adoption of electronic medical records, having achieved Stage 7 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model — the highest level of EMR implementation set by HIMSS Analytics. Additionally, MU Health Care has been recognized for four consecutive years as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems, according to the 2014 Most Wired Survey by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
The annual H.I.T. Men and Women Awards celebrate trailblazers in health care information technology who, through their vision, talent and perseverance, advance the adoption of health technology, innovation and best practices to improve patient care.
Published in partnership with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Healthcare IT News is an industry publication for health information technology professionals.
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