The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Jason Mitchell, M.D., director of its Center for Health IT. In his new role, Mitchell will lead the Center as it continues to promote and facilitate the adoption and optimal use of electronic health records and other health information technology by AAFP members and other office-based clinicians.
Mitchell served as assistant director of the Center from 2007 to 2012. In that role, he demonstrated strong technical skills along with a broad understanding of the role of information technology in the future of family medicine. As director, he will continue to work with AAFP members, government officials, and colleagues in the field of health informatics to advocate for the needs and interests of family physicians. He regularly participates in national and international discussions on the direction of health IT in clinical practice, speaking and contributing to a variety of technical, policy and interest groups where he represents the AAFP and its members.
“We are delighted to appoint Dr. Mitchell as director of our Center for Health IT,” said Douglas E. Henley, M.D., AAFP executive vice president and CEO. “His expertise in the area of medical informatics and his experience as a practicing family physician give him the extensive clinical and technical knowledge to lead the Center [Read more…]