STANFORD, CA (September 12, 2013) — Continuing to position
itself for future innovation, Stanford Hospital & Clinics (SHC)
has named Pravene Nath,
MD, as its chief information officer and Christopher
(Topher) Sharp, MD, as chief medical information officer.
Nath joined SHC in September 2008 as chief medical information
officer and most recently served as its interim chief information
officer. He is also a clinical assistant professor of emergency
medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He received
his BSE in biomedical engineering from Duke University and his MD and
MSE in biomedical engineering from The University of Michigan. Nath
completed his residency in emergency medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center.
"Dr. Nath has been instrumental in establishing innovative new
technology programs at SHC, and we are fortunate to have him leading
our IT initiatives," said Amir Dan Rubin, President and CEO,
Stanford Hospital & Clinics. "His leadership has helped SHC
become a paperless hospital for improved patient safety and quality,
and to earn national recognition for our outstanding levels of IT adoption."
Sharp will report to Nath and will oversee SHC's clinical
informatics strategy, optimization of information technology workflows
and new EMR implementations.
"Dr. Sharp has served as a passionate physician advocate for
the use of innovative clinical technology to support patient
care," said Nath. "His experience with design, optimization
and integration of electronic health records, among other
accomplishments, is a tremendous asset to our team."
Sharp is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and completed his
residency in internal medicine at Stanford. As a clinical associate
professor in the Department of Medicine, Sharp maintains an active
practice at the Stanford Internal Medicine clinic and regularly
participates in the teaching of residents and students.