Aspen’s Clinical Informatics Director Among First Group of Physicians to Receive American Board of Preventative Medicine Clinical Informatics Board Certification

Aspen Advisors' Director of Clinical Informatics, Mark Van Kooy, MD, was among the first to receive board certification in the Clinical Informatics sub-specialty by the American Board of Preventative Medicine.

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Dr. Mark Van Kooy

Dr. Mark Van Kooy, Director of Clinical Informatics

The establishment of this important new medical sub-specialty will help prepare physicians to lead healthcare organizations as they deliver on the quality, safety, and efficiency promises of healthcare IT.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 07, 2014

Aspen Advisors, a U.S.-based healthcare consulting firm, announced today that Aspen Director of Clinical Informatics, Mark Van Kooy, MD, was among the first to receive board certification in the Clinical Informatics sub-specialty by the American Board of Preventative Medicine. The first examination for certification in the sub-specialty of Clinical Informatics was offered from October 7-18, 2013, and the certification became effective January 1, 2014. Dr. Van Kooy was among the select group of 432 physicians earning certification in the inaugural certification examination.

“The establishment of this important new medical sub-specialty will help prepare physicians to lead healthcare organizations as they deliver on the quality, safety, and efficiency promises of healthcare IT and increase the focus on the academic and intellectual growth of the field,” said Dr. Van Kooy. “I feel privileged to be in the pioneer group of physicians sitting for the exam.”

Dr. Van Kooy met the requirements for certification in the sub-specialty of Clinical Informatics via his education, licensure, and practice pathway:

  •     Dr. Van Kooy holds certification from the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine;
  •     He graduated from New Jersey Medical School, a medical school in the U.S. accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and is licensed to practice medicine in the state of New Jersey;
  •     Dr. Van Kooy has completed broad-based professional practice with a significant Clinical Informatics responsibility for more than 8 years including:

o    Serving as Medical Director of Informatics for a New Jersey health system with primary responsibility for the adoption and implementation of Soarian Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and physician documentation;

o    Coaching and mentoring physicians in clinical IT leadership roles such as new Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs) for a number of clients across the U.S.;

o    Leading an 14-member team of clinical business analysts, nursing informaticists and imaging technology specialists in the support of over 50 clinical applications including core clinical IT systems in the role of Information Services Director of Clinical Applications for a four-hospital health system;

o    Working with CMIOs, physician leadership, and nursing and ancillary staff to determine conversion requirements for data from the hospitals in support of an enterprise Epic electronic health record (EHR) implementation at a multi-hospital health system in New England;

o    Providing CMIO support for the implementation of Epic at a two-hospital integrated delivery network in Phoenix including communication planning and execution, order set development, review and approval, physician governance, planning and implementation for clinical decision support and role development; and

o    Supporting the physician leads in a Soarian CPOE project at a tertiary medical center in Jersey City, which included assisting in role development, communication planning, process and policy review and consensus development, change management, physician governance and CPOE build and implementation.

“Physicians who practice Clinical Informatics play an essential role in realizing the full benefit of electronic health records – in particular to improve individual and population health outcomes and enhance patient care,” said Daniel Herman, Managing Principal at Aspen Advisors. “Dr. Van Kooy’s certification in the sub-specialty denotes his expertise and underscores his strong leadership of the Clinical Informatics services at Aspen and his and the team’s remarkable service to the industry.”

About Aspen Advisors:

Aspen Advisors is a professional services firm with a rich mix of respected industry veterans and rising stars who are united by a commitment to excellence and ongoing dedication to healthcare. We work with healthcare organizations to optimize the value of their information technology investments. Our experienced team is highly skilled in all aspects of healthcare technology. We understand the complexities of healthcare operational processes, the vendor landscape, the political realities, and the importance of delivering projects successfully – the first time. Every client is important to us, and every project is critical to our reputation. Established in 2006, the firm has earned accolades for our culture, service delivery, and growth. We were named one of Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and one of Consulting magazine’s “Best Firms to Work For” in 2012. Our hallmarks are top quality service and satisfied clients; we’re proud of our KLAS rankings and that 100% of our clients are referenceable. Learn more at http://www.aspenadvisors.net.
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