Friday, July 22, 2011

Featured Physician Executive: Rodney Hamilton, M.D.

This week, our featured physician executive is Rodney Hamilton, M.D.

Rodney Hamilton, M.D. is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) of PointClear Solutions, Inc. – an innovation leader specializing in health information technology (HIT) product development services.

Prior to joining PointClear Solutions in 2011, Dr. Hamilton was the Corporate Director of Medical Informatics for Vanguard Health Systems, a 26 hospital investor-owned health system based in Nashville, TN. His responsibilities included the creation of the overall clinical information systems strategy for the inpatient and outpatient settings, the development of Vanguard’s health information exchange strategy, the creation of a business intelligence infrastructure for the clinical operations and quality departments, and the development of tools and process for developing and managing clinical content and clinical decision support. In addition to these responsibilities, he also actively participated in key quality and patient safety initiatives and corporate strategic planning activities. He was routinely engaged to suggest innovative informatics approaches for continuously improving performance throughout the health system.

Before joining Vanguard in 2007, Dr. Hamilton held a number of positions within McKesson’s information technology division. His work focused primarily on the product development, implementation, and product management activities related to McKesson’s CPOE solution called Horizon Expert Orders (HEO). HEO was purchased from Vanderbilt by McKesson in 2001. In 2005, he also began the implementation of an ambulatory EMR solution for a private 35 provider 7 location pediatric practice in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Hamilton received his Doctorate in Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee – Memphis College of Medicine and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. During his residency program, he also worked extensively with Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Informatics on a number of clinical systems projects. He has been a member of the American Medical Informatics Association since 2001. Additionally, he has been a member of the Health Informatics Taskforce of the Federation of American Hospitals and the National Quality Forum’s Clinical Decision Support Technical Expert Panel.

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