Thomas Selva, M.D., chief medical information officer for University of Missouri Health Care, also serves as the medical director of the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation. Selva 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. He is a Professor of Clinical Child Health at the MU School of Medicine and continues to practice pediatric medicine.

Since Selva’s appointment as chief medical information officer in 2012, the health system has reached numerous milestones in the adoption of information technology. Highlights include:

  • 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.
  • November 2013 – MU Health Care also achieved Stage 7 of the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model — the highest level of EMR implementation set by HIMSS Analytics.
  • MU Health Care has been recognized for five 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.
  • October 2015 – MU Health Care achieved the HIMSS Davies Award for Excellence.

Selva has published five peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and delivered more than 100 presentations on clinical and IT topics, among others. In 2015, he was one of three national leaders selected by Healthcare IT News readers to receive the publication’s “Enhancing Patient Care Through IT” award.

Selva is married to Dr. Regina Selva, who is also a practicing pediatrician, and they have three children. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and discovering Missouri’s waterways in his self-built kayak.

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