Published on: 07/30/2010
Miami, FL – Thomas Powell, M.D., M.S., has joined Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) as the new Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and Director of Medical Informatics. As CMIO of Miami Children’s Hospital, Dr. Powell will focus on the optimization of clinical processes, utilizing available technology and information science. He will serve to advise, educate, and advocate for MCH’s clinical staff as they embrace a changing clinical and technological landscape.
Dr. Powell received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He also holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University. Before coming to MCH, Dr. Powell was the Director of Anesthesia Informatics and the Assistant Medical Director of Perioperative Medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital.
ABOUT MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Miami Children's Hospital® is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. The 289-bed hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with several specialty programs ranked among the best in the nation in 2008, 2009 and 2010 by U.S.News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession’s most prestigious institutional honor.