AMIA Mid-Atlantic Educational Webcast

Meaningful Use: Stage 2 and Beyond

  • an update on ONC activities
  • ONC perspective on EHR usability for 2014
  • discussion/Q & A

Joseph Bormel, MD, MPH
Medical Officer, Director of Medical Outcomes
Office of the National Coordinator

Dr. Bormel joined the ONC in 2013.  He is the Director for Health Outcomes in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO), contributing to development of strategies to understand and improve healthcare information technology usability, clinical decision support (CDS) and the relationship of CDS to electronic clinical quality measures.  Joe's prior work, including participation in the Health eDecisions initiative prior to joining the ONC, commercial healthcare IT blogging, and broad experience in every facet of both hospital and vendor business practices brings a critical perspective to the ONC's coordination and convening work.

Previously, Dr. Bormel served in several corporate roles, including as CMO for QuadraMed Corporation for 12 years, and as a Director and Chief Architect for Medical Measurement and Management System Solutions at Cerner Corporation.  During his 25 years in healthcare IT and informatics, he has become a nationally recognized thought leader credited with developing innovative concepts that help hospitals optimize their use of technology to significantly improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Bormel received Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1991.  His clinical training included both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.  He has completed a Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in medical informatics directed by the National Institutes of Health, and earned a Masters of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness and Health Management from Harvard University.  Dr. Bormel holds advanced standing with the American College of Physician Executives, and has earned non-medical degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from The Johns Hopkins University.