Wellmont Health Systems, Kingsport, Tenn., said it has hired Troy Sybert, M.D., as its chief medical information officer just a week after it hired a new chief information officer. Sybert will work with that new hire, Kent Petty, and others to implement computerized physician order entry and an electronic health record at Wellmont's hospitals over the next 18 months, according to the system. Sybert, 43, most recently worked as chief medical officer at the University of Texas-Medical Branch in Galveston. He also was a clinical assistant professor of internal medicine there. Sybert earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and a master's degree in public health from the University of Texas Medical Branch Graduate School in Galveston.
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