Joseph H. Schneider, M.D., Named Baylor Health Care System Chief Medical Information Officer

On May 5, Joseph H. Schneider, M.D., MBA, FAAP, became Baylor Health Care System’s chief medical information officer (CMIO) and medical director of clinical information. Dr. Schneider comes to Baylor from Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, where he served as CMIO since 2004. In addition, he is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center with clinical practice at Parkland Hospital. 

"Dr. Schneider brings a broad clinical overview to Baylor's ongoing clinical transformation strategy to electronically link together physicians, hospitals and patients in a safe, easily accessible, and seamless network," says Paul Convery, M.D., chief medical officer, Baylor Health Care System. 

Throughout his career, Dr. Schneider successfully combined his interests in medicine and business. He received his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta, GA., followed by a pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (BCM). Dr. Schneider earned a master's of business administration from Columbia University, New York, NY, after graduating Magna cum Laude with a biopsychology major from St. Joseph’s College, Philadelphia, PA. In 2005, he was a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellow and he is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management. 

Prior to joining Children's Medical Center, Dr. Schneider was an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician at five Houston hospitals. He managed the BCM section of neonatology clinical databases that covered 12 years and more than 75,000 nursery admissions. At Ben Taub General Hospital, Dr. Schneider was voted first runner-up as Physician of the Year in 2003. Adapting his business expertise to medical practice, Dr. Schneider served as vice chair of finance for the BCM department of pediatrics. He developed procedures that reduced emergency room billing backlogs and oversaw the first electronic charge capture system for the department. 

Dr. Schneider is chair-elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Clinical Information Technology and is a member of the board of directors of the Texas Pediatric Society. He is also the chairman of the Texas Medical Association Committee on Health Information Technology. Dr. Schneider was one of the original authors of the Continuity of Care Record Standard, which is now used in many electronic medical records (EMR) to exchange clinical information electronically. He has published numerous articles about the adoption and safe use of EMR and personal health records. 

Baylor Health Care System is a network of hospitals, primary care and specialty care centers, rehabilitation clinics, affiliated ambulatory surgery centers and the Baylor Research Institute. One of the largest private-sector employers in Dallas/Fort Worth, Baylor employs more than 15,000 people and has more than 3,000 physicians on its medical staffs. Baylor University Medical Center, flagship hospital of the system, is a major patient care, teaching and research center for the Southwest. For fiscal year 2007, Baylor Health Care System will report $390 million in community benefits to the Department of State Health Services.

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