Published on February 21, 2014

Mercy Appoints New Chief Medical Information Officer 

Conshohocken, PA (February 21, 2014): Mercy has announced the appointment of Brian Hannah, MD, MS, CPHIMS, to the position of Chief Medical Information Officer. Dr. Hannah will serve as the physician champion to oversee the implementation and use of technology to improve the quality of care and patient safety. Dr. Hannah will be at the forefront of driving Mercy’s innovative healthcare technology initiatives.

Dr. Hannah has over 12 years of practical experience in the implementation of health information technology in both the inpatient and ambulatory care environments, and 27 years as a practicing physician. Previously, as the CMIO for Aria Health, Dr. Hannah led major clinical information technology initiatives involving the development of acute and ambulatory clinical systems, computer physician order entry (CPOE), clinical order sets, e-prescribing and meeting compliance goals of “Meaningful Use” (MU) of technology.

Dr. Hannah holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from St. Joseph’s University, a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Leadership from LaSalle University. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the George Washington University Hospital and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics.

He is also a “Certified Professional in Health Information and Management Systems” (CPHIMS) through the national HIMSS organization.  Dr. Hannah is a member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society Editorial Review Board, Temple University Health Information and Informatics Advisory Board and “Crossing the HITECH Meaningful Divide – Stage II” Symposium Board.