University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, has hired Douglas Van Daele, M.D., to become its first chief medical information officer. The system, which is anchored by 670-bed academic medical center University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, is developing a clinical information system, according to an announcement from system Chief Information Officer Lee Carmen. In his new role Van Daele, 40, will spend half his time on development of the health information technology system and the other half in his physician practice. He serves as an assistant professor for the head and neck surgery department, and is the physician director of the Otolaryngology Clinic at the health center.
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