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Key EHR Program Contacts
Executive Direction: Douglas Peter, MD, Acting IHS Chief Medical Officer, Rockville, MD Theresa Cullen, MD, MS, Director, IHS Office of Information Technology, Rockville MD
EHR Project Director: Howard Hays, MD, MSPH, Phoenix Indian Medical Center; Howard.Hays2@ihs.gov
Dr. Hays is responsible for coordinating and directing development of the IHS-EHR suite of applications, and for creating a program that will sustain the EHR and support sites that implement it.
Technical Lead: Mike Danielson, DIT Director, Office of Information Technology, Albuquerque NM; Mike.Danielson@ihs.gov
The Director of the OIT Division of Information Technology is responsible for designating staff to oversee development, testing and certification of the EHR applications, technical support for EHR after deployment, and consultation and support on network and technical infrastructure issues.
Deployment and Training Coordinator: David Taylor, MHS, RPh, PA-C, RN, Cherokee NC; David.Taylor@ihs.gov
CAPT Taylor is responsible for developing and coordinating training activities for Clinical Application Coordinators, EHR implementation teams, and clinical users.
Hardware and Network Consultant: Dale Smith, IT Specialist, Office of Information Technology, Albuquerque NM; Dale.Smith @ihs.gov
Mr. Smith provides consultation to Areas and health care facilities on computer hardware and network requirements for adequate support of EHR.
Health Information Management Consultant: Pat Gowan, MPA, RHIA, CPC, IHS Lead Health Record Consultant, Rockville MD; Patricia.Gowan@ihs.gov
Ms. Gowan consults with the EHR Program on issues relating to medical records management in the EHR environment.
EHR Management Analyst: Megan Powers, contractor, Analex Corporation; Megan.Powers@ihs.gov
Ms. Powers is a principal point of contact for facilities throughout the planning and implementation process for EHR.