Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)
Dr. Jack Taylor MD FACS serves as BITS Chief Medical Information Officer. As BITS CMIO, Dr. Taylor has championed and led our support to VA-DOD information sharing including the integrated Electronic Health Record, the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, and the MHS Theater Medical Information Program – Joint. Dr. Taylor co-chairs the OSEHRA Architecture Work Group and is a frequent presenter to interagency events, and HIMSS.
Dr. Taylor is a retired Navy Veteran with over thirty years of service and experience in healthcare delivery, health information management, and health information sharing in the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and private healthcare settings. He possesses recognized expertise in project and program management, health information requirements, HIT data standardization, clinical informatics and interagency strategy in Federal HIT.
Dr. Taylor enlisted in the Navy and served as a combat hospital corpsman and operating room technician including service in the 1st Marine Division in I Corps 1967-68. Upon completion of his enlisted tour, Dr. Taylor attended the University of California, San Diego in pre-medical studies and was accepted to the University of Missouri Medical School in 1971 on a Navy Sponsored scholarship. Upon graduation, Dr. Taylor reported to Naval Hospital San Diego and completed internship and residency in General Surgery in 1980. Dr. Taylor is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Taylor gained broad experience in both surgery and operational medicine over the subsequent years including teaching surgery at Naval Hospital Oakland and operational tours with the Marine Corps, USS Missouri, USS Enterprise, USS Kitty Hawk and USS Tripoli in Persian Gulf (1). Dr. Taylor’s last active duty tour was as Director of Readiness for BUMED and Functional Proponent for Telemedicine to the Surgeon General. He completed his naval career in 1996 and has been a practicing clinical informaticist since retirement with EDS (now Hewlett Packard), the Altarum Institute and independently under InforMD Inc. Dr. Taylor was the first Medical Director for the Theater Medical Information Program – Joint and supported the requirements development and program management for multiple programs in the Military Health System.