“The CMIO has to truly understand and support the design, integration, training and implementation of health technology among faculty and staff. This includes the Epic electronic medical record, for example, and physician order entries, electronic documentation and health information exchanges,” Lipori said. “Our CMIO and team become a catalyst for clinical and operational efficiency.”
Now that UF Health is poised to expand further into Central Florida and grow services in Northeast and North Central Florida and the state, Lipori sees Donnell building on this role of ambassador. He is up for the task.
“It’s an exciting time to step into this challenging position,” Donnell said. “I’m committed to physician and clinical leader engagement and involvement. Our success relies on a strong IT partnership with clinicians and leaders to implement technology that supports their goals for patient care outcomes, safety and efficiency.”
With the rapid evolution of technology, leadership must rely on the buy-in and trust of UF Health stakeholders, he explained.
“We’re here to work with our clinicians and leaders to bring new tools and technologies that make it easier to deliver better care because we value their help to adopt these technologies in a fashion that fits natively into an effective workflow,” Donnell said. “The future of medicine is one where the electronic health record works for the clinician, and we will get there with invested clinical experts who partner with a dedicated IT invested in the UF promise to deliver the best care to every patient who seeks our expertise.”