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Paul Tang, M.D., M.S.

Internist, Vice President, and Chief Medical Information Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University

Dr. Tang is Vice Chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy committee, an advisory committee created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Chair of its Meaningful Use workgroup, which makes recommendations about criteria for the $28B health information technology incentive program for physicians and hospitals. Dr. Tang serves on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, an advisory committee to the Secretary of Human and Health Services on health information policy. In California, he co-chairs the California eHealth Advisory Board. He also chairs the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Advisory Council for Project HealthDesign. Dr. Tang has published numerous papers in medical informatics, especially related to Electronic Health Records, Personal Health Records, and health care quality, and has delivered over 250 invited presentations to national and international organizations and associations. Dr. Tang was named one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” and “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare” in 2009. He received the 2009 American Medical Informatics Association’s Don E. Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics.

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