Blackford Middleton

Chief Informatics and Innovation Officer
Apervita, Inc.
Blackford Middleton is the Chief Informatics and Innovation at Apervita, Inc. He is also an Instructor in the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the Departments of Health Policy and Management, and Policy Translation and Leadership Development. Previously, he was a professor of Biomedical Informatics, and or of Medicine, at Stanford, Harvard, and Vanderbilt Universities, and he held executive leadership roles at MedicaLogic/ Medscape, Partners Healthcare System, and at Vanderbilt. Dr. Middleton’s work is focused on clinical informatics – the applied science surrounding strategy, design, implementation, and evaluation of clinical information systems in complex environments. Currently, he is Co-Chair of the AHRQ-funded Patient-centered Clinical Decision Support Learning Network. Dr. Middleton is nationally and internationally recognized as a thought-leader in clinical informatics, and healthcare information technology. He was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the top 300 influential people in Healthcare in 2008 and as one of the US Top 25 Clinical Informaticists in 2010. Dr. Middleton received the SUNY-Buffalo Medical Alumni Achievement Award – “Presented in honor of your extraordinary accomplishments and leadership in the field of medicine” in 2010. He was recognized in 2011 as one of HIMSS 50 in 50: one of 50 individuals who “have made recognized, lasting, and influential contributions to the theory, adoption, and use of healthcare information and management systems” in HIMSS’ 50 year history, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Healthcare CIOs in 2014, and one of the Top 50 People to know in Health IT in 2015 by Becker’s Hospital Review. Dr. Middleton is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Medical Informatics, and of HIMSS.
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