Trinity Health Michigan has announced J. Polizzi, DO, as vice president and Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO). In this newly created role, Polizzi will provide visionary leadership, consultation and coordination for the transformation of care processes and outcomes for Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in the context of Health Informatics.
“We are very fortunate that Dr. Polizzi has agreed to serve in this role as he brings years of relevant experience including his previous and current leadership roles in the implementation and management of both inpatient and outpatient EHRs, including Cerner, Cerner Ambulatory, NextGen and Athena,” said Murielle Beene, RN-BC, MBA, senior vice president and Chief Health Informatics Officer at Trinity Health. “He has also been involved in a variety of related initiatives in digital health, analytics and the innovation space.”
Polizzi currently serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Mercy Health Physician Partners and the Interim CMIO for Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. He is Board Certified in Clinical Informatics as well as his clinical Board Certification in Family Medicine.
Polizzi will report to Murielle Beene, RN-BC, MBA, senior vice president and Chief Health Informatics Officer at Trinity Health, and Trinity Health Michigan’s Chief Clinical Officer, Rosalie Tocco-Bradley, PhD, MD, as he oversees Health Informatics for the Regional Health Ministry.
The statewide CHIO is responsible for defining an effective strategy and a region-wide approach for health information and health information technology (HIT) in order to promote the highest quality and most effective care in alignment with Trinity Health. The VP CHIO leverages people, process and technology to support system and regional initiatives. He will be responsible for ensuring optimization of HIT across all of the clinical disciplines, considers all clinician stakeholders and respective disciplines in offering solutions to meet their needs.