Al Villarin, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Dr. Villarin serves as a Chief Medical Information Officer in a large health system in New York; in his role, he also serves as the Associate Chief Information Officer, and Director of the Division of Quality Analytics. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Villarin completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, and earned his Medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Emergency Medicine Residency at Darnall Army Hospital in Fort Hood, TX. Dr. Villarin is a 2016 candidate for a Master of Science degree in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and an active member of the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Villarin is passionate about the potential role that health information technology can play in improving care quality, and is focused on reducing the negative impact of EMRs on providers, including: the physician-patient relationship, job satisfaction, inefficiency, and the gap that remains with interoperability and decision support. He is a strong advocate and speaks nationally about the ways in which organizations can help their physicians manage the pressure to see more patients while reimbursements decline, and the importance of a sound strategy to implement and evolve EMRs.