Richard Gillerman, MD, PhD, Named Lifespan’s Chief Medical Information Officer
Richard G. Gillerman, MD, PhD, has been named chief medical information officer (CMIO) and vice president at Lifespan, the state’s largest health care system, effective Sept. 4.
A pediatric anesthesiologist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital for the last 20 years, Gillerman has been active in numerous information technology initiatives at the hospital and across Lifespan. He will be responsible for the oversight of medical informatics in the planning, implementation and advancement of information systems that span all Lifespan clinical and research programs. He will continue to work as an anesthesiologist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital on a part-time basis.
Gillerman, a resident of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, is a clinical assistant professor of surgery (anesthesiology) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pediatrics. He has a subspecialty certification in clinical informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Gillerman serves on the Lifespan Physician Informatics Council and the Lifespan Clinical IT Committee, and is a board member of the Lifespan Physician Group.
“I am thrilled that Dr. Gillerman will be leading this vital and complex component of Lifespan’s information technology services. As a physician, he has seen firsthand how IT innovation within an integrated system can benefit clinicians, and understands its rich potential moving forward,” said Cedric J. Priebe III, MD, Lifespan’s senior vice president and chief information officer.
Priebe noted that Gillerman played an important role in the implementation of several programs tied to LifeChart, Lifespan’s Epic-based electronic health record system launched in 2015.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work closely with our clinicians as we all strive to improve their IT experience, identify and resolve problems, and, of course, expand and refine the system’s functionality,” said Gillerman.