HIT Fellows

Adam Buck
Adam Buck

Adam Buck, MD, is a board-certified internist and hospitalist practicing at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, a safety net teaching hospital located in the San Francisco Bay Area.  In addition to supervising residents on the wards, Dr. Buck has a senior leadership position within the department of Clinical Informatics.  His primary interests are patient engagement, quality improvement, and clinical decision support.  Dr. Buck is the physician lead on his health system’s implementation of OpenNotes and OpenResults, allowing patients to access their provider notes and test results through a patient portal.   Realizing that clinicians and IT staff often speak different languages, Dr. Buck was able to accelerate improvements by learning how to customize the EHR himself.  He has reduced medication dose warnings by 86% in an effort to reduce alert fatigue.  With a focus on the highest-risk drug classes; Dr. Buck rewrote and optimized the electronic order sets relating to intravenous opioids, insulin, and heparin.  He also co-founded his hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship program.

Jennifer Carpenter
Jen Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter, MSN, RN, CPHIMS is Vice President, IT Clinical Systems for University Hospitals in Cleveland Ohio.  Jen has a clinical background in pediatric nursing and 10 years of experience in various health IT roles.  One of Jen’s most formative health IT experiences was the opportunity to coordinate the IT projects for the hospital system’s Meaningful Use program, which laid a foundation for improvements in care processes across the health system.  She has a special interest in the optimization of EHRs and other clinical systems to enable high reliability medicine and clinical decision support for better, cost effective patient care.  Jen is currently focused on integrating newly acquired hospitals into the core clinical system portfolio for the health system, and utilizes information exchange through CCDA and other methods which were driven to commercial use by the EHR Incentive program and certification standards.

Marty Fattig
Marty Fattig

Marty Fattig has been involved in healthcare for over 40 years.  He began his career as a bench Medical Technologist.  He expanded his technical skills to include radiology and electrocardiology.  He is currently the CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn, Nebraska where he led the effort to install their EHR in 2004.  He is Chairman of the Rural Health Advisory Commission.  He is a member of the Critical Access Hospital Advisory Council, and the Critical Access Hospital Advisory Board on Quality.  He serves on the Region 6 Regional Policy Board of the American Hospital Association.  He is Co-Chair of the Nebraska eHealth Council.  He has also served as a member of the HIT Policy Committee Meaningful Use Workgroup, being appointed by the Office of the National Coordinator.

He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology and a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration.

Rajib Ghosh
Rajib Ghosh

Rajib Ghosh, MS, MBA, is the Chief Data and Transformation Officer at Community Health Center Network (CHCN), a network of eight federally qualified health centers in the San Francisco Bay Area. CHCN health centers take care of about 250,000 underserved patients around the East Bay area. CHCN is also a managed care organization that bears full professional risks for more than 130,000 members. Together CHCN health centers deliver medical, dental and mild to moderate behavioral health care from 80 different sites distributed over a vast geographic area. AT CHCN Mr. Ghosh leads the overall Health IT strategy for the network including data governance, data warehouse and analytics, health information exchange and other digital health initiatives like care coordination, mobile health and technology enabled process automation.  Prior to this role Mr. Ghosh has spent many years in Health technology and medical device companies like Hill-Rom, Solta Medical, Bosch Healthcare and have launched several technology products globally generating over $100 million in revenue.  Mr. Ghosh has several publications and writes a regular column on healthcare analytics in the Analytics magazine published by INFORMS.  He also has publications in IEEE and ACM.

Steven Grant
Steven Grant

Steven Grant, M.D., F.A.C.P. has over two decades of experience in leading physician organizations.  Dr. Grant was the co-founder of United Physicians (“UP”), a 2,000-member independent physician organization and, from 2000-2010, served as itsPresident and CEO.  In 2010, he left UP to create the Detroit Medical Center Physician Hospital Organization (“DMC PHO”) and, from 2010-2013, was its first Executive Director. In both positions, Dr. Grant led successful efforts to implement modular and full EHR’s in independent physician offices.  At the DMC PHO, he led the effort to obtain Meaningful Use Certification for numerous offices.  As a longstanding member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, and current Board Chair, Dr. Grant has been instrumental in launching the first online multi-payer performance report in Michigan—one of the first nationally.  As President of TIPAAA, The IPA Association of America, he has kept his finger on the pulse of what doctors are thinking around the country.  Dr. Grant is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and maintains his private practice in general internal medicine.

Lynn Ho
Lynn Ho

Dr Lynn Ho's solo family medicine micro-practiceWeb Site Disclaimers is located in North Kingstown, RI.  Her goal is to offer every patient " exactly the care" they want and need.  She measures this metric, along with a full slate of patient experience, engagement  and practice quality indicators, using a robust internet practice tool called "HowsYourHealthWeb Site Disclaimers".  Her paperless practice leverages multiple technologies, including an online scheduler, patient portal, virtual visits and RI's Health Information Exchange, Current CareWeb Site Disclaimers, to provide patients with seamless access to efficient, coordinated care. 

Dr. Ho's high functioning practice has achieved recognition as an NCQA Level 3 PCMH.   Her practice consistently achieves the highest marks by population health and patient experience of care metrics, while lowering total cost of care compared to PCMH peers.  Although Dr. Ho still derives much joy from the practice of medicine, this is being threatened by the heavy burden of collecting quality data in primary care. Her current mission is to try to shift the de facto standard of administratively-based quality measurement paradigms to simpler, more useful, patient-centered methods as exemplified by "HowsYourHealthWeb Site Disclaimers".

Valeriya Kettelhut
Valeriya Kettelhut

Dr. Valeriya Kettelhut, MD, PhD, MPH, is Clinical Quality Lead at Nebraska Medicine. In this role, Valeriya leverages meaningful use to improve transplant patient survival and decrease cost of care. She analyzes different health data sources for quality measures, performs data integration, develops algorithms for business intelligence, and delivers clinical outcomes analytics and BI reports to various hospital stockholders. One of her focuses is healthcare cost-containment. Recently, she deployed a technology that helps maximize data analytics productivity and shortens the time of delivering actionable information to clinicians. Valeriya is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association. She also held the American Board of Medical Quality Certification. 

Robert Latz
Robert 'Bob' Latz

Dr. Robert 'Bob' Latz, PT, DPT, CHCIO has a special interest in data sharing across the continuum of care. As such, he is the Co-Chair of the NASL (National Association for the Support of Long Term Care IMPACT Act Implementation Workgroup). In addition, he is the CIO for Trinity Rehabilitation Services which provides Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy services in Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living, and Home Health settings in five states. He is also the consulting CIO for Passage Healthcare, which manages Continuing Care Retirement Centers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In both CIO roles, he has coordinated various integrations between therapy, pharmacy, and facility software. Dr. Latz continually works to improve transitions of care thru optimizing the use of the EHR and thru other communication methods. Finally, Bob has been a member of CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives) for several years and is the only Physical Therapist in the United States with Certified Healthcare CIO status.

Kay Lytle
Kay S. Lytle

Dr. Kay S. Lytle, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMS is the Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) for Duke University Health System in Durham, NC. As CNIO she is responsible for the development, deployment, optimization, integration and maintenance of clinical information systems to support clinicians and patient care across the various care settings. Dr. Lytle also serves as a clinical associate for the Duke University School of Nursing and teaches part-time in the MSN health informatics and DNP programs. She has over 20 years of experience in clinical informatics including system selection and implementation for a wide variety of applications ranging from small departmental systems to large, health system deployed EHRs. Dr. Lytle is interested in engaging nurses and other clinicians in designing health IT/EHR solutions to solve clinical and operational problems, with a focus on improving the clinician’s efficiency while supporting and improving patient safety. Dr. Lytle is also an advocate for mapping nursing data on nursing sensitive measures to information models to improve patient care through sharable, comparable nursing data.

Chuck Norlin
Chuck Norlin

Chuck Norlin is a general pediatrician, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, and adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah. Since 2001, he has directed the Medical Home Portal (medicalhomeportal.orgWeb Site Disclaimers), which supports clinicians, care coordinators, and families in caring for and about children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and connecting with valuable specialists and other services in their communities in Utah, Montana, New Mexico, Idaho, Rhode Island, and Nevada. Collaborators on the Portal include colleagues in Pediatrics, Biomedical Informatics, the Utah Department of Health, and Utah Family Voices who, along with the Utah Health Information Network, are also developing the Pediatric Patient Summary (PPS). The PPS aims to tap HIE to generate and present a summary of relevant, accurate, current, and useful information about CYSHCN. The summary will be curated by patients' medical homes and shared with providers by parents/caregivers and through HIE.

Thomas Ortiz
Thomas R. Ortiz

Dr. Thomas R. Ortiz, a board certified Family Physician, has been in the private practice of Family Medicine as the Founder and Medical Director of Forest Hill Family Health Associates, PA (www.fhfha.com) in Newark, NJ Northward since 1984. In 2010 his practice was nationally recognized by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, a unique designation only offered to high preforming practices, pioneering transitions of care programs, population care coordination and patient outreach, clinical care HIT integration while embedding  behaviorists, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, health navigators and educators directly into the primary care delivery team.

A graduate of New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ and Mountainside Family Practice Residency Program in Montclair, NJ, Dr. Ortiz joined the National Health Service Corp. and has made a career as a public health advocate for universal access to primary care for all, focused on the poor and vulnerable populations.

With the advent of a national movement for healthcare reform and the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Ortiz has been leading the charge for urban primary care infrastructure development, medical neighborhood integration, value based payment reform, technology innovation and an advocate for Patient Centered Medical Home principles for health care delivery through participation on Stakeholder task forces and local coalitions.

Most Recently, Dr. Ortiz has been named the Chief Medical and Information Officer of the NJIT-NJ Innovations Institute for Health Care iLab, CMS- Practice Transformation Network, tasked with bringing practice transformation support services to thousands of primary care practitioners.

Tim Peterson
Tim Peterson

Dr. Peterson is a practice emergency medicine physician at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.  Dr. Peterson has previously served as the Medical Director for Population Health at the University of Michigan and the Executive Medical Director for Physician Organization of Michigan Accountable Care Organization (POM ACO).  He is currently the ACO Executive for POM ACO, one of the largest Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs in the country.  Dr. Peterson has been active in advocating for comprehensive data sharing and data use for direct clinical applications as well as analytic efforts targeting population health improvement efforts.

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