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Dr. Jim Walker discusses Geisinger Innovation.

PAeHI Board Member, Jim Walker, MD

James M. "Jim" Walker, MD FACP, designs and studies health IT systems that support safe and effective care. He is the Chief Health Information Officer of the Geisinger Health System, where he leads Geisinger's development of a fully integrated inpatient and outpatient EHR; a networked patient health record (PHR) used by 175,000 patients; a health information exchange that serves 2.5 million patients; and the Keystone Beacon Community. Dr. Walker is a member of the HIT Standards Committee of HHS and chair of the Committee's Clinical Quality Measures Work Group. He is a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. He leads AHRQ-funded studies on health-information exchange and HIT safety. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and a widely used book, Implementing an Electronic Health Record System (2005). Dr. Walker earned his MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania before completing a residency in internal medicine at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a National Library of Medicine fellowship in medical informatics.

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