September 29, 2015
HCA Midwest Health System—Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—has appointed Vikesh Tahiliani, M.D. to the position of Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO).
As CMIO, Dr. Tahiliani is responsible for overseeing clinical informatics efforts, focusing on the utilization of information technology systems to drive improved clinical outcomes. He will work closely with the seven HCA Midwest Health facility Chief Medical Officers to optimize the systems currently in place and assist in the development and implementation of future enhancements. Among Dr. Tahiliani’s areas of expertise are population health, hospital information systems, health care quality indicators and medical education and managed care programs.
With his experience and breadth of knowledge of clinical informatics and population health management, Dr. Tahiliani will build upon HCA Midwest Health’s strong foundation of patient experience and staff engagement.
“Dr. Tahiliani’s extensive experience in information technology will help HCA Midwest Health and our seven hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other services continue to focus on making the healthcare we provide to patients and their families throughout the region more connected, more convenient and more accessible,” says Darryl Nelson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, HCA Midwest Health. “Dr. Tahiliani will help define our strategic vision for information technology to improve patient safety, quality of care, operational performance and research and education across the clinical continuum.”
“I look forward to continuing HCA Midwest Health’s robust tradition of leadership in healthcare technology to meet the needs of patients and families,” Dr. Tahiliani says. “It is exciting to help fulfill our obligations to the communities we serve—both by delivering the technologies needed today, as well as envisioning the future of healthcare. I am honored to work every day with remarkable people who provide service excellence, making a difference in the lives of patients.”
Dr. Tahiliani joined HCA Midwest Health in 2009 as Division Medical Director for Midwest Physicians Hospitalists at Centerpoint Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Selected to be a member of the HCA Physician Executive Council, Dr. Tahiliani was elected to the Medical Executive Committee and chaired the Clinical Resource Utilization Review Committee. He earned his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine and Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his residency at University of Kansas Medical Center in the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Tahiliani grew up in Leawood, Kan., and graduated from Blue Valley North High School in 1993.
In addition to Kansas City, Dr. Tahiliani will also support the hospitals and providers in Louisiana and Mississippi that comprise the HCA MidAmerica Division.