UConn Health appoints Dirk Stanley as first chief medical information officer

The physician will help implement an Epic EHR at the Connecticut health system and work as a hospitalist at one of UConn Health’s facilities.
By Bill Siwicki
03:45 PM

UConn Health has named Dirk Stanley, MD, its first chief medical information officer. The Connecticut health system said Stanley will play a key role in the ongoing implementation and long-term success of its Epic electronic health record.

“We are pleased to have Dr. Stanley on our team, given his high-level of experience and success in a similar role,” Jon Carroll, CIO at UConn Health said in a statement. “What he has accomplished, and experienced, in his eight years at Cooley Dickenson will be vital to us on our EMR journey.”

In his role as CMIO, Stanley will play an important role implementing the Epic EHR and also will head the health system’s Epic Physician Steering Committee.

Additionally, Stanley will work as a hospitalist at UConn John Dempsey Hospital. He will report to Carroll as well as Andrew Agwunobi, MD, the CEO and executive vice president for health affairs added.

“The dual roles, as practicing physician and physician leader, will position Dirk to bring an important, informed physician perspective to this important EMR project,” Agwunobi said. “His partnership across the organization with leadership, physicians, nursing, support staff and IT will build and secure an infrastructure that will produce the best EMR rollout possible for our institution.”

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