Dr. Carl Sirio, a member of the American Medical Association's board of trustees, has been appointed to the multiple positions of vice president for medical affairs, associate dean for clinical affairs and chief medical information officer at Ohio's University of Toledo.
Sirio to be first CMIO at U. of Toledo
Sirio, 53, will be the school's first CMIO. In a university news release, he said his multiple roles illustrate the need to eliminate the silos separating education, patient care and health IT.
"Technology's importance is only increasing and for today's clinical students, comfort navigating electronic medical records will be an essential skill," Sirio said in the release. "Our job is to ensure the interface between the clinician and the technology is as natural, logical and efficient as possible."
Most recently, Sirio worked at the Temple University School of Medicine Pittsburgh campus. For 17 years before that, he was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A recognized patient-safety expert, Sirio is a co-founder of the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative and a member of the Joint Commission board of commissioners.
Sirio was elected to the AMA board in 2010, and he previously chaired the AMA's Council on Medical Education and worked on its American Medical Accreditation Program, also known as AMAP, which was a physician credentialing service the AMA discontinued in 2000.
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