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Published on July 10, 2014

Dr. Todd Rowland joins GHS as IT chief

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dr. Todd Rowland, a physician with an extensive background in medical informatics, has been named chief information officer for Georgetown Hospital System.

Dr. Rowland, who comes from Indiana University Health, will be responsible for overseeing GHS information systems and enhancing capabilities for clinical and business operations.

Dr. Rowland has earned a national reputation for his work in medical informatics, advising clients on information technology planning, health care community planning, patient-physician-hospital strategy development, and electronic tool implementation. Most recently, as CEO of HealthLINC, he developed a nationally recognized health information exchange for Indiana University Health and surrounding medical communities.

Dr. Rowland said he is delighted to be part of GHS’ dynamic leadership team.

“Efficient, secure and highly reliable information technology is essential for the delivery of superior care and service,” Dr. Rowland said. “I am excited to join a visionary team at GHS that is committed to setting the pace in health care and information technology.  I have appreciated the warm welcome that I have received as I continue to listen to the needs of various groups at GHS and the community at large.”

Dr. Rowland has published several articles on medical informatics and earned recognition for his expertise, including recognition by the national Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems in 2010.

He is a graduate of Indiana University Medical School and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at Harvard/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He began his medical career as an assistant professor at Medical College of Virginia in physical medicine and rehabilitation before joining Indiana University Health Bloomington in rehabilitation medicine. He also is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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