Dr. Todd Duthaler has been named to the new position of chief medical informatics officer at Saratoga Hospital. He has been on staff as an emergency medicine physician at the hospital since 1999.
As chief medical informatics officer, Dr. Duthaler plays a key role in helping the hospital and its clinical staff maximize the utilization of the electronic medical record to improve patient care and outcomes.
“Healthcare informatics has the potential to transform key aspects of patient care—to improve coordination, reduce duplication, and identify those who could benefit from prevention and early intervention efforts,” said Dr. Richard Falivena, vice president and chief medical and physician integration officer at Saratoga Hospital. “With his combination of clinical and informatics expertise, Dr. Duthaler is the ideal choice to ensure that Saratoga Hospital and our community reap the benefits of today’s information systems capabilities.”
Dr. Duthaler has extensive experience with computerized physician order entry. He was involved in the original design of the CPOE system for Saratoga Hospital’s Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center. He served as medical director of the Emergency Care Center at Nathan Littauer Hospital during its CPOE implementation and as a member of that hospital’s Physician Advisory Committee for EMR and CPOE. Dr. Duthaler has shared his knowledge of CPOE as a presenter and panelist at a Medical Users Software Exchange conference.
A board-certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Duthaler earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. He currently is enrolled in the American College of Physician Executives Health Information Technology Leadership Certificate Program.