William Bria, MD, is the chief medical information officer at Shriners Hospital for Children (SHC). Bria directs the medical informatics plan for the 22-hospital SHC system across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Bria also serves as an advisor to the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health, and to the Elsevier medical informatics advisory board. He is an adjunct clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan and the University of South Florida. Bria is president and co-founder of the Association of Medical Directors of Information System, and he served as president of the Medical Information Systems Physicians Association. In 2010, he was presented with the Physician IT Leadership Award from HIMSS. Additionally, Bria has been a member of the advisory council at Precyse Solutions since November 2010.