James Blum, MD, has been named the chief medical information officer (CMIO) for UI Health Care, effective Monday, Dec. 28.
As CMIO, Blum will be responsible for supporting the development of information systems that assist clinicians in the delivery of high-quality patient care. Blum will also serve as a faculty member in the UI Department of Anesthesia.
Blum comes to Iowa from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, where he served as an assistant professor of anesthesia, assistant professor of biomedical informatics, and associate director for informatics at the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance. He also served as interim director of the surgical intensive care unit at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Blum succeeds Rebecca Hegeman, MD, who has served as interim CMIO since January 2019, following the departure of former CMIO Maia Hightower, MD, MBA, MPH.