Valley Health System welcomes new chief medical information officer

Valley Health System on Monday announced it appointed Dr. K. Nadeem Ahmed to the position of chief medical information officer for Valley Health System.

Ahmed has over 20 years of experience with health care systems across the U.S. and internationally. He most recently served as the global CMIO for the Aga Khan University and its international network of hospitals in East Africa and Asia, where he established the first multinational Health Informatics Department, working directly with leadership in planning, implementation and optimization of all technology systems to support the delivery of high-quality patient care, medical education and research.

He has served over two dozen health care systems as a physician executive consultant to develop effective multidisciplinary governance strategies for successful deployment of electronic health record systems. Before that, Ahmed had co-founded a successful internal medicine hospitalist group at an affiliate hospital with the University of Virginia Health System and led its clinical transformation to a fully electronic system. Of note, prior to medical school, Ahmed worked as a senior information technology analyst at US Airways, where he developed electronic databases and coordinated service-level agreements with global information technology service providers.

Appreciating the impact that technology has on people’s lives, Ahmed is a strong proponent of pushing technology forward to help improve health care.

“Valley Health System is one of the most technologically savvy health care organizations in the world, in my opinion,” Ahmed said. “The new hospital facility is a great example of the forward-thinking approach that Valley has adopted, and I am very excited to be part of such an innovative health care system. I look forward to working with all of our clinical and administrative leaders to continue advancing care for our patients with effective deployment and optimal use of health care technology.”