NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – R. Dirk Stanley, MD[img_assist|nid=613|title=R. Dirk Stanley, MD, MPH|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=200|height=301], MPH, was recognized as the Clinician of the Year by the New England Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Stanley works as a hospitalist inpatient physician and as Cooley Dickinson's Chief Medical Information Officer. As CMIO, Stanley says he acts as the "bridge between information technology personnel and the providers, clinical staff and the clinicians who treat patients."
According to a letter from Paula J. Magnanti, MT(ASCP), Vice Chair, HIMSS, Stanley was nominated because of his "leadership as a Physician Executive and Chief Medical Information Officer, dedicated to transforming Healthcare through IT and contributions to the New England Chapter of HIMSS."
HIMSS is the healthcare industry's membership organization focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. As the largest and only dedicated global healthcare information and management systems association, HIMSS serves 20,000 individual members in the United States and internationally, 47 state and regional chapters, and 300 corporate members representing top supplier and consultant companies.
Stanley lives in Florence and has worked at CDH since 2006.