January 9, 2014
CACI�s Dr. Keith L. Salzman Achieves Board Certification in Clinical Informatics
CACI Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) Dr. Keith L. Salzman, a pioneer in developing healthcare informatics for the U.S. Army, is among the first group of physicians to achieve American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) certification in the new subspecialty of Clinical Informatics. Board certification in Clinical Informatics indicates a physician has voluntarily met additional standards beyond basic medical licensing to reach a high level of expertise in this area of specialization. Physicians who are board-certified in Clinical Informatics, an area that covers the clinical applications of information technology, will play pivotal roles in healthcare growth areas such as developing integrated electronic medical records and big data analytics.
Healthcare data analytics and the integration of electronic medical records are key CACI Healthcare Solutions. As the federal landscape rapidly changes through the Affordable Care Act, the use of healthcare analytics to analyze data to accurately predict future health business and clinical trends in a timely fashion is paramount. One example within healthcare analytics where CACI employs Clinical Informatics is in an application we are developing that provides for the forecasting of the therapeutic value of drugs and how they are then administered to a patient.
With Dr. Salzman�s new certification, CACI customers can be even more assured they are receiving top-level support for one of the nation�s highest priorities � the improvement of healthcare through the use of big data analytics and the integration and interoperability of health records between provider organizations.
Before becoming CACI�s first CMIO in 2011, Dr. Salzman served as CMIO of the Madigan Army Medical Center, where he established the premier Informatics Division in the Military Health System.