Dr. Rosendale is the Founder and CEO of CAIRNformatics LLC which provides Clinical Informatics consulting services to several Fortune 500 healthcare companies as well as small and medium sized companies entering the health innovation domain. Client list includes: IBM, HP, SAP, J&J, SRA, CliniComp, Longview, ProSphere, ManTech, etc. As a board certified General Surgeon and Harvard fellowship trained in the new physician specialty of “Clinical Informatics” he is helping to establish this important new professional discipline. His most recent role before becoming an entrepreneur was that of Senior Physician Advisor for Clinical Informatics in the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) Office of Health Information. He was the Co-CMIO (Chief Medical Information Officer) of the VA/DoD Interagency Program Office for the joint electronic health record. He founded and chaired the Health IT Innovation Development (HITIDE) program under the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Networking IT R&D (NITRD). This program established a governance model for innovation across all federal agencies involved in health. He is a fellow of the American college of Osteopathic Surgeons as well as the American College of Surgeons. He was affiliate faculty for the Harvard Decision Systems Group Informatics program and is now affiliate faculty at the University of California San Diego Medical Informatics program. He is involved with several efforts nationally promoting healthcare interoperability and open computing. Dr Rosendale led the clinical requirements effort to integrate the VA and Navy federal healthcare centers near Chicago. This effort revealed the true challenges of healthcare interoperability. His efforts were focused on better “Health Information Exchange” models between VA, DoD (over 200 hospitals and thousands of outpatient clinics), and the private sector partners, as well as developing a platform for a fully integrated EHR. He was a member of the American Quality Alliance (AQA), measures improvement workgroup, an editor for the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Clinical Informatics specialty board certification prep-program, and the Medical Device Coordinating Council (MDICC). He was previously the federal executive sponsor for the ACT-IAC (American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Committee). Dr. Rosendale's health IT background spans many aspects of quality, performance, and outcomes reporting; including being a member of the Surgical Quality Alliance, the Secretary of Health and Human Services "Value Exchanges” program. He is currently Executive Director of the Western Slope Study Group, focused on patient reported quality health outcome measurement. He was on the executive board for the original VA National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). He was on the Technical Expert Panel for Clinical Decision Support (CDS), overseeing the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) pilot programs at Harvard and Yale Universities. Dr. Rosendale was the Chair of the Surgery Discipline and on the Board of Governors for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He currently chairs the ACOS “Quality” committee. He was the Chief of Surgery for the Grand Junction VA Medical Center and while in private practice he was a Chief of Staff and Vice President of an Independent Physician Association (IPA). Dr. Rosendale is the recipient of the 2006 American College of Osteopathic Surgeons "Presidential Recognition Award" for his contributions on the Surgical Quality Alliance (SQA). He has been widely published in national journals and presented on clinical informatics topics at numerous national venues.
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