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HCA names Jirjis health information chief

By Rachel Landen
Posted: August 21, 2013 - 12:45 pm ET

Nashville-based hospital chain HCA has hired Dr. Jim Jirjis as chief health information officer.

Jirjis, an internal medicine physician, has most recently been serving as Vanderbilt University Medical Center's chief medical information officer. His departure from that position is effective Aug. 23.

Jirjis, whose age was not immediately available, was also a lead developer of the medical center's MyHealthatVanderbilt Patient Web Portal, its electronic medical records system, and an automated clinical note communication system for Vanderbilt's physicians. He has also been an assistant professor in Vanderbilt's department of biomedical informatics.

“With 75 faculty members, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has the nation's largest department of biomedical informatics. As such, we have the deepest bench in academic medicine for the development of healthcare information technology,” John Howser, assistant vice chancellor for medical center news and communications, said in an e-mailed statement. “Dr. Jirjis has done an outstanding job for Vanderbilt, making many contributions. We wish him well in his future pursuits.”

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