Paul Tang
Vice President, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

About Me

Paul Tang, M.D., M.S., is an Internist and Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Sutter Health, and is Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University.  Dr. Tang directs the David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation and also oversees PAMF’s electronic health record (EHR) system and its integrated personal health record (PHR) system, MyHealthOnline. Today, 76% of PAMF’s adult primary care patients are actively using MyHealthOnline. Dr. Tang is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and chaired an IOM patient safety committee that published two reports: Patient Safety: A New Standard for Care, and Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System.

Dr. Tang is Vice Chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy Committee, and Chair of its Meaningful Use workgroup.   He is a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), and chair of the NCVHS Quality Subcommittee.   Dr. Tang also chairs the National Quality Forum’s Health Information Technology Advisory Committee.   He is a Past-Chair of the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association.  In 2009, he received the AMIA Don E. Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics.

Dr. Tang is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Medical Informatics, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.  He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco.

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 28 11:35 am (Plenary Hall)
Core Theme 2: Delivering patient-centered care using Health IT: experiences from AHRQ-funded projects
There has been increased development of health information technology (IT) interventions to support the consumers in their health and health care. Effective interventions must account for diverse user... Read more
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