Saturday, July 19, 2008

Steven Luxenberg, M.D., Named Chief Medical Information Officer

Steven N. Luxenberg, M.D., has been named chief medical information officer for Piedmont Healthcare. Effective July 1, 2008, Dr. Luxenberg became responsible for leveraging clinical data to reduce variance in care processes and quality and using information technology systems to help Piedmont Healthcare incorporate new medicines, techniques and research-driven ideas to improve care.

“Steve is an expert when it comes to hospital information systems, with more than 14 years of experience in the field,” said R. Timothy Stack, president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. “His expertise will be an asset to our senior executive team at Piedmont.”

Dr. Luxenberg’s healthcare background and experience is extensive. He spent the past five years with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., working first as a physician informaticist before being promoted to deputy chief information officer of clinical informatics three years ago. Prior to working at NIH, he served as medical director of informatics at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.

“Piedmont has a well-deserved reputation as a system committed to providing high quality healthcare,” said Dr. Luxenberg. “I look forward to contributing to the continued advancement of the progressive clinical data management systems already in place within the organization.”

Dr. Luxenberg received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in medical informatics at Columbia University in New York City.

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