Christopher Tashjian

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Vibrant Health Family Clinics

Dr. Tashjian has a passion for practicing quality care at an affordable price.  Consumer Reports named his clinic #1 in Western WI for quality and value in diabetes and heart care.  This has been attributed in part to the implementation of a state of the art EMR system allowing direct access to patient data, changing the management of chronic disease from reactive to proactive.

He currently is an HIT fellow using the EHR and practice innovations to increase participation in the Million Hearts Initiative and improve performance on the Million Hearts goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks or strokes by 2017.  By empowering everyone in the clinic to contribute to quality care the Ellsworth Medical Clinic was the only clinic awarded Hypertension Control Champions two years in a row in the nation by the CDC and Million Hearts Program. 

Chris is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Practice and is currently Chief of Staff for the River Falls Area Hospital—a regional facility of Allina Hospitals.  Special medical interests include EMR, public health, emergency medicine, quality care & measurement, and physician leadership.

Tashjian is a thought leader and is active in setting policy for the medical community.  He is currently on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.  He is the Medical Advisor to Metastar, Wisconsin’s QIO,   He serves on the Board of Directors of HealthPartners Inc. where he is Co-Chair of the Medical Board of Governors and Chair of the Health Transformation Committee.  In addition he is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the MMIC Group and is medical director for Pierce County Public Health.

He also served on the Information Exchange work group for the ONC pertaining to Stage 2 of Meaningful Use.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, while simultaneously attending the Graduate School of Business working towards an MBA.  He most recently graduated from the Physician Leadership College at St. Thomas University.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and maintains his current board certification with the American Board of Family Medicine.

His family resides in River Falls WI.  His hobbies include Boy Scouts, Computers, Kayaking and Bicycling.

Content last reviewed on January 5, 2016
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