Alsip Named Chief Medical Information Officer for UAB Health System

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Jorge Alsip, M.D., has been appointed as UAB Health System’s first chief medical information officer (CMIO) effective Oct. 4, 2011.

Alsip will work closely with the medical staff to develop the clinical strategy for the continued application of health information technology at UAB and ensure that technology decisions are aligned with the health system’s commitment to provide the highest quality patient care. Alsip will also hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Alsip is a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine. After completing his residency training at UAB Hospital and the University of South Carolina, the board certified emergency physician returned to his native Mobile and practiced at Springhill Medical Center for 20 years. Alsip has served as president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, chairman of the Alabama Department of Public Health and chairman of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. He is currently the medical director of Consulting Services at Cerner Corporation, and has worked as a consultant on UAB’s electronic health record initiatives since 2006. Alsip, 52, and his family have resided in Daphne since 1988.