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    The HCI Group Leadership Dr. William BriaDr. William F. Bria Cynthia Petrone-Hudock LinkedIn

    Physician Advisor

    Dr. William F. Bria is the Chairman of the Board, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)

    Dr. Bria is a Pulmonary/Critical Care physician with 35 years experience. He has served as the EVP for Medical Informatics and Patient Safety at CHIME, Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the HCI group, CMIO for the 22 hospital Shriners Hospitals for Children System, the University of Michigan and Baystate Medical Center. He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan and University of South Florida. Dr. Bria has been a leader in Applied Medical Informatics for over 35 years. He has authored numerous articles and books on informatics and most recently, The CMIO Survival Guide (HIMSS).

    Dr. Bria is the past president of the Medical Information Systems Physicians Association, and past Chair of the HIMSS Physicians Community.

    Over the past 16 years he was Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems at the University of Michigan and Medical Director of the Critical Care Medical Unit. Dr. Bria is a Fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians.

    Dr. Bria has been a consultant for the Institute of Medicine on the Computerized Patient Record and to the United States Congress on matters of the application of information technology to the practice of medicine. He has served as an advisor to the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR). He has lectured on medical informatics throughout the U.S. and around the world.

    He is currently engaged in research in applied medical informatics and recently published a book entitled Digital Communication in Medical Practice. He was named to the Most Influential 50 Physician Executives in Healthcare in 2013.

    His hobbies include biking and digital photography.

    “HCI provided the technical expertise and leadership necessary for us to tackle our critical medication reconciliation issues in the midst of other competing priorities. Without the focus they brought to this project, we would not have progressed as rapidly or successfully as we did.”
    —Dr. Louis Penrod, CMIO, Baptist Health

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