Chief Medical Officer
HITAC Member Terms:
Term 1: 1/2018 – 12/2020
Term 2: 1/2021 – 12/2023
Dr. Steven Lane is a practicing primary care physician and clinical informaticist who is passionate about health information technology and its potential to improve the care we provide to individuals, in our communities, and around the world. Dr. Lane has been a leader in advocating for interoperability in California and nationally through lowering barriers to information sharing and optimizing the utility of the data exchanged.
Dr. Lane began his informatics career in 1990, supporting the hospital information system at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He served as an EHR Ambulatory Physician Lead during Sutter Health’s Ambulatory EMR implementation in Northern California in 1999, their first-in-the-country implementation of an EMR-integrated patient portal in 2001, and 29 hospital acute care implementation completed in 2015. He served as Sutter’s Clinical Informatics Director for Privacy, Information Security & Interoperability until October, 2022 when he assumed the role of Chief Medical Officer at Health Gorilla, a health data and interoperability platform company, to help lead their efforts to implement and advance the federal Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA).
Dr. Lane was named the 2020 Physician Executive Leader of the Year by the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS).
He currently serves on the board of The Sequoia Project, as chair of the Carequality Steering Committee, as a member of the HIMSS Interoperability & Health Information Exchange Committee, as a member of California's Health and Human Services Data Exchange Framework Implementation Advisory Committee’s Data Sharing Agreement Policies and Procedures Subcommittee, and as Clinical Professor of Family & Community Medicine at UCSF.