As chief medical officer for the Premier health alliance, Charlotte, N.C., Richard Bankowitz, 53, works with clinicians at the enterprise level on a number of quality- and performance-improvement initiatives, including Quest, a multiyear collaborative with more than 200 participating hospitals. He previously was vice president and medical director of Premier Healthcare Informatics. Before joining Premier, Bankowitz, a physician, was vice president and medical director of CareScience, a clinical data-mining and quality-improvement company Premier acquired in 2007. He also spent more than a decade at the University HealthSystem Consortium, Oak Brook, Ill.
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