NewsEmory Healthcare Appoints Dr. Nitu Kashyap as Chief Health Informatics Officer

Emory Healthcare Appoints Dr. Nitu Kashyap as Chief Health Informatics Officer

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Emory Healthcare has announced the appointment of Dr. Nitu Kashyap, MD, FAMIA, a distinguished leader in health care informatics and technology, as their Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO). Dr. Kashyap, known for her expertise in the intersection of health care and data analytics, is set to commence her role on February 5, 2024.

In her capacity as CHIO, Dr. Kashyap will lead and guide informatics initiatives across the health care system at Emory. Her responsibilities include overseeing technology projects within various clinical disciplines to ensure alignment with the institution’s strategic goals in patient experience, care, teaching, and research. Dr. Kashyap will collaborate closely with leaders in Emory University’s information technology, both clinical and administrative, to drive positive changes in systems, workflow, and organizational culture.

Alistair Erskine, MD, Chief Information and Digital Officer for Emory Healthcare, expressed enthusiasm about Dr. Kashyap’s appointment, stating, “Dr. Kashyap is a respected clinician with a deep aptitude for the application of technology into clinical and administrative workflows. In the CHIO role, she will also serve as a technical solutions architect and a clinical subject matter expert. We are thrilled to welcome her to Emory.”

Dr. Kashyap joins Emory Healthcare from Yale New Haven Health System in New Haven, Connecticut, where she served as the Chief Medical Information Officer. In this role, she played a pivotal role in advancing population health informatics and clinical decision support. She also holds the position of an Assistant Clinical Professor in Internal Medicine and Biostatistics (Health Informatics) at Yale School of Medicine. With over 20 years of experience as a clinical informatician, Dr. Kashyap has been instrumental in developing and deploying digital solutions that positively impact both patients and clinicians.

Expressing her gratitude, Dr. Kashyap stated, “I am honored to have been selected for the role of Chief Health Informatics Officer at Emory Healthcare. Through this position and working with the dedicated teams at Emory, I hope to help optimize patient care by the automation of evidence-based medicine, value-based care, and patient-centered interventions.”

Dr. Kashyap earned her medical degree from Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College in Meerut, India. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Morristown, NJ, and a fellowship in informatics at Yale. In 2019, she was named a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA) and is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties Clinic Informatics Sub-Board.

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