Brian R. Jacobs, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University and Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Information Officer and a Critical Care faculty member at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he is the Executive Director of the Center for Pediatric Informatics and directs the Children’s IQ Network® a pediatric health information exchange in the DC metropolitan region. Dr. Jacobs has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and scientific presentations. He frequently shares his knowledge in the pediatric space as a guest lecturer at conferences, leadership forums, and hospitals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He also is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Services, past Chairman of the HIMSS – AMDIS Physician Community and past member of the HIMSS Board of Directors.