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Lynn Harold Vogel  

Lynn Harold Vogel, is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the University of Texas M. D.

Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, a $2.3B+ clinical, research and teaching institution that is the world’s largest and highest rated facility devoted to the care and cure of cancer. In 2006, M. D. Anderson was named to the CIO100 list of most innovative IT organizations, to the top 100 of InformationWeek’s Top 500, honored as one of the top 25 connected healthcare facilities by HealthImaging and IT, and named as the inaugural recipient of the Transformation Leadership Award, jointly awarded by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Center for Healthcare Transformation. As the senior IT executive managing a 600+ person IT organization, he is leading the in-house development of M. D. Anderson’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) with a major focus on the integration of research and clinical data. Dr. Vogel is Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at M. D. Anderson, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University in New York City. He also serves as a faculty member for the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) CIO Boot Camp experience.

Previously, Dr. Vogel was Vice President, Healthlink, Inc., in Houston, Texas, where he was a leader on the Advisory Services team. He has also served as Vice-President, Information Services, NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System in New York City, responsible for coordinating information services planning and management for the more than thirty hospitals and other health care facilities which collectively form the nation’s largest academic medical center-based health system. Dr. Vogel was previously Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mount Sinai Medical Center, in New York City., served formerly at The University of Chicago Hospitals as Chief Information Officer, and as Director, Medical Center Information Services, as Associate Director in the Department of Finance, and as the Senior Executive responsible for Departments of Pharmacy, Clinical and Surgical Laboratories, Radiology and Medical Records.

Dr. Vogel has been a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences, including most recently “Peering into the Scientific Future of Medicine: Implications for Information Technology”, at the 2006 CHIME Fall Forum, with Dr. Joseph Jasinski, Program Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center, “Using IT Governance to Increase IT Investment Value” at the 2005 IT Governance for Healthcare Conference. At the 2005 HIMSS Annual Conference he gave two presentations: “Structure Follows Strategy: Building the Customer-Driven IT Organization”, and “IT Investment: Can IT’s Value be Enhanced?” (with Leon Leach). Previously he presented at the Summer 2004 HIMSS Conference, and at the August 2004 Regional HIMSS Chapter meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on his award-winning JHIM article on the return on investment (ROI) from healthcare IT. He also presented the Inaugural Grand Rounds Lecture at the University of Kansas Center for Health Care Informatics, “From Bench to Bedside: What is the Role of Information Technology?” in October 2004.

Dr. Vogel’s education at the bachelor’s, masters and doctoral level was completed at The University of Chicago, where he also served as a faculty member and administrator for twelve years. His teaching responsibilities at Columbia University have included “Economics of Informatics: Cost and Investment Issues in Healthcare Information Technology”, and on a continuing basis leads sections in the introductory Biomedical Informatics course, and in the Intensive Course in Biomedical Informatics. He has also lectured in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He was a charter member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), and is currently a member and Fellow of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).


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