Chief Health Informatics Officer
Department of Defense
Col. (Dr.) Thomas J. Cantilina currently serves as the Military Health System’s (MHS) Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) and the Deputy MHS EHR Functional Champion at the Defense Health Agency (DHA). In these roles, he works to integrate the needs of clinicians, healthcare operators, and technologists to increase digital health solution adoption, create a data driven enterprise, and transform care across the MHS, beginning with the implementation of MHS GENESIS.
Previously, Col. Cantilina was the Special Assistant to the AF Surgeon General for Defense Health Management Systems. In this position his duties encompassed a broad set of activities around the implementation of MHS GENESIS to include consultation on system design & configuration, training, data integration, change management and anything else that is needed to help successfully deploy the new system. His expertise in medical informatics is also frequently utilized such as representing the AF Surgeon General at the National Library of Medicine Board of Regents.