Vice President of Medical Affairs at Baptist Health Care
December 2016 - Present
Quality Physicain Advisor at Baptist Health Care
September 2014 - Present
Responsible for clinical quality improvement for the health system.
The position also serves in the capacity of Physician Specialist for the Clinical IT team and provides expertise in the crafting design of the CPOE system. Provides input into the use of technology such as electronic health record (EHR) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems to determine its effect on patient care. Serves as a liaison between medical and technical departments and executive leadership. Provides insight into trends in health informatics and applications that increase efficiency and safety in patient care.
From a utilization management perspective, this position facilitates processes for the assessment of clinical appropriateness of patient services across the continuum of care – prospectively, concurrently, and retrospectively - with consideration for severity of illness and intensity of services.
Board Chair at Strategic Health Intelligence
December 2011 - Present
Baptist Leadership Group (BLG) - now Healthstream
October 2012 - Present
Physician Coach and speaker on Physician engagement and HCAHPS scores.
Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) at Baptist Health Care
February 2011 - September 2014
Currently serve as the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) at Baptist Health Care, in Pensacola Florida. I am working on the clinical transformation to an all digital healthcare landscape. Besides this, I have projects involving Clinical Decision Support, Telemedicine, quality improvement, Health Information Exchange, standardization of care, and population health management.
Emergency Medicine Physician at Baldwin Emergency Physicians
June 2003 - March 2011
General Medical Officer at US Navy
1997 - 2000
General Medical Officer (GMO) onboard the USS Austin LPD-4.
Auburn University, College of Business
MBA, Business Administration, 2006 - 2008
Medical College of Georgia
Emergency Medicine Residency, 2000 - 2003
Activities and Societies: Active in Emergency Ultrasound and completed requirements for the RDMS certification.
Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Internship, 1996 - 1997
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
DO, Medicine, 1992 - 1996
Activities and Societies: Member of Dura Mater.
BS, Chemistry, 1988 - 1992
Health Care Analytics