Mark Kelemen, MD, MBA, MSc
UMMS is committed to implementing technology to support quality and patient safety. We are launching a system-wide Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record program, where physicians’ offices are being wired with the same advanced technologies available in our hospitals in order to improve communication and coordination of patient care. For example, Computerized Physician Order Entry—fully operational at the University of Maryland Medical Center and currently being implemented at Baltimore Washington Medical Center—allows standards and protocols (e.g., VTE Prophylaxis and Treatment Protocol) that were previously paper-based, to be automated, improving care quality and patient safety, and moving us toward a unified electronic medical record that contains accurate clinical information on any patient who’s been seen within our broad organization.
Getting the right information to doctors at the right time—that’s what drives my work as Chief Medical Informatics Officer at UMMS. In my role as a Cardiologist on faculty at the University of Maryland, I see the importance and impact of this work first-hand. If my patient needs a sub-specialist consultation, it’s important that data will be available as the patient is being seen. It helps facilitate the relationships between members of the medical staff—not only between the university and other hospitals—but also between specialties, enhancing the patient experience and allowing us to provide better care.
Dr. Kelemen, UMMS Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Informatics Officer since 2007, most recently served as the Director of Clinical Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He previously served on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Kelemen attended Brown University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at Duke University and in cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Kelemen is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.