Atlantic General Hospital announced today that Andrew Fowler has joined the organization to serve as vice president of information services and chief information officer (CIO). Fowler will oversee the day-to-day information services support functions for Atlantic General Hospital and Health System as well as spearhead initiatives such as the PERKS Patient Portal and expansion of telemedicine services.
Fowler has more than 25 years of experience leading healthcare IT initiatives. Prior to Atlantic General, he was the chief information officer for Doctors Hospital, a 520-bed acute care facility in Edinburg, Texas. He also served as the CIO of Methodist –Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., and Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, N.Y.
He has led facilities through key challenges including Y2K planning and delivery, implementation of enterprise resource planning products, and most recently in the development and delivery of advanced clinical systems in direct support of current healthcare reform initiatives, including electronic medical records and patient portals.
Fowler earned his master’s in public administration from the University of Northern, in Greeley, Col., and a bachelor’s of science in industrial management from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y. He is a lifetime member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and a member of the Hospital Information Management Systems Society.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.
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