Ardent Appoints Jean-Paul Creusat, M.D. Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Dec 06, 2010, 16:10 ET from Ardent Health Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Jean-Paul Creusat, M.D. has been named chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) for Ardent Health Services.  Dr. Creusat will perform a key clinical role for Ardent in its work toward becoming a meaningful user of electronic health systems.

He was previously with ROI Healthcare Solutions, a health care IT consulting service.

"Dr. Creusat is proven in shaping the development of clinical information systems that assist physicians and nurses in delivering quality patient care," said David T. Vandewater, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services.  "He'll be a significant benefit to our clinicians as we move into this next era of Electronic Medical Records and Computerized Physician Order Entry."

Dr. Creusat will work with Ardent's Tulsa and Albuquerque hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies and health plan, representing the needs and requirements of the physician and nursing communities.

He has more than 25 years of experience in health care information technology (IT) and informatics as a project manager and a consultant.  He has led IT and informatics initiatives at more than 65 hospitals nationwide.

Previous to his tenure at ROI, Dr. Creusat was the IT physician advisor for AVISTA International LLC and senior physician advisor for McKesson Corporation.  He has also worked for a number of organizations, including SmartCard Consultancy, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, First Consulting Group, Advanced Technologies Group and others.

He holds a doctorate of medicine from the University of Medicine Vallombrose in Nice, France.

Ardent Health Services invests in quality health care. In people, technology, facilities and communities, Ardent makes considerable investments – producing high quality care and extraordinary results.  Based in Nashville, Tenn., Ardent's subsidiaries own and operate acute care health systems in two markets – Tulsa, Okla. and Albuquerque, N.M. – that include eight hospitals, a health plan, a multi-specialty physician group and a nationally-recognized medical laboratory.

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