Spencer G. Erman, MD, FAAFM is a Vice President and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Hartford HealthCare (HHC). Dr. Erman was graduated from The University of Arizona College of Medicine, and completed a residency in Family Medicine in Middletown, CT. He practiced full spectrum family medicine in the Denver area for 14 years before moving back to Connecticut, where he practiced for another 15 years. While in Denver, Dr. Erman was a superuser and physician champion for Colorado Permanente’s first iteration of a home-grown EMR in the mid 1990’s, where he grew his interest in Healthcare Information and Informatics. Upon returning to Connecticut, he became involved as Chairman of the Clinical Advisory Board for Hartford HealthCare’s first Ambulatory EHR. After completing the AMIA 10x10 program from the OHSU, he continued as chairman, and was subsequently involved in the decision-making process to choose a new EHR which would help integrate the expanding HHC facilities. Dr. Erman started as CMIO for Ambulatory Care in 2014, and subsequently became HHC system CMIO in 2016. Hartford HealthCare has successfully rolled out the Epic EHR to 6 hospital, in preparation for adding a 7th,150+ ambulatory facilities, a Behavioral Health network, HHC at Home network, and many ancillary facilities. In his non-work life, Dr. Erman is married to an APRN Geriatric Hospitalist, has 3 grown children and 2 adorable granddaughters. His hobbies include bicycle touring, and he has completed a fund-raising 5 day cycling trip from Jerusalem to Eilat, Israel- four times!