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MaineHealth Hires New Chief Information Officer

Stephen Rosenfeld, MD, is the new Chief Information Officer for MaineHealth.  Dr. Rosenfeld comes to Maine from the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, where he has been Chief Information Officer and Associate Director for Clinical Research Information Systems.

The choice of a physician to lead information systems strategy at MaineHealth was deliberate, and reflects the growing importance of information systems in clinical, research, and operations applications.  Dr. Rosenfeld's NIH career, which began in hematology 17 years ago, has evolved into a strategic role in the deployment and support of information systems throughout the NIH's Clinical Center.

Dr. Rosenfeld will also serve as Chief Information Officer for Maine Medical Center, providing strategic guidance in tandem with his MaineHealth role.

"MaineHealth is focused on expanding the significant commitment that Maine Medical Center, our members, and our affiliates have made to clinical information systems," says Bill Caron, President of MaineHealth.  "We also are looking to expand our partnership with statewide clinical information systems projects.  It is clear that linking the parts of healthcare systems, and ultimately all of healthcare, will be critical from the standpoints of quality and efficiency.

"We believe that the synergy that we can achieve by having the same expert providing strategic thinking at both MaineHealth and at our largest member organization will enable us to move forward expeditiously."

"Steve has a very rich background and expertise in information systems, particularly Eclipsys systems such as we have at MMC," says Vincent S. Conti, MMC President and Chief Executive Officer.  "That background and his strategic viewpoint will be invaluable as we continue to craft an information services vision for MMC and MaineHealth."

Dr. Rosenfeld is board certified in internal medicine.  He received his bachelor's degree in physics magna cum laude from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his MD from Cornell University Medical College in New York City.  He did an internal medicine residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a hematology fellowship at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.  He most recently received an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Rosenfeld will arrive in Maine in late February.

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