David B. Graham, M.D., has joined LifeBridge Health as chief medical information officer (CMIO).
In this role, Graham will lead a team of physician informaticists to interface between the IT department and all of the affiliated physicians across four hospitals and in community practices on matters of the EMR (electronic medical record), CPOE (computerized physician order entry) and other health IT systems.
Graham, who is board-certified in family medicine and clinical informatics, is an experienced clinician and informaticist with more than 25 years of experience in health IT and medical education.
Graham comes to LifeBridge Health from Colorado where he has been working during COVID as a consultant to various health systems, provider organizations and healthcare information technology companies to assist with improving digital solutions and care delivery models. He previously served as senior vice president, chief quality and innovation officer for Memorial Health System in Springfield, Illinois. Over the course of his 12-year tenure there, Graham was also chief information officer and chief medical information officer.
He graduated from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and did his family medicine residency at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, with a faculty development fellowship at the University of Washington. Graham practiced in rural Eastern Oregon for five years before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado.
Graham replaces Dr. Jonathan Thierman, who has taken on a new role in the health system as chief medical officer for LifeBridge Health Partners, including an expanded role with ExpressCare Urgent Care Centers.