HHSC APPOINTS RAMSEY HASAN, M.D., AS CHIEF MEDICAL INFORMATION OFFICER

Honolulu, HI (March 2, 2012) – The Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) announced today the appointment of Ramsey Hasan, M.D.,  as the state community-hospital's Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO).

In his new position, Dr. Hasan will oversee physician adoption and integration of health information technology throughout the HHSC system. He will work closely with the Medical Staffs, administration and information technology department as HHSC moves forward with its conversion to electronic medical records (EMR).

Dr. Hasan comes to HHSC from Queen's Medical Center where he served as an emergency department physician.  He previously served as hospital chief of staff, and governing board member at Castle Medical Center . He is a board certified physician who earned his MBA from UCLA. He has more than 10 years of administrative experience having served as an International Surveyor for Hospital Accreditation with the Joint Commission International.  Dr. Hasan has worked at several acute care hospitals on Oahu and the Middle East.  Additionally, he was involved in the implementation of Electronic Medical Record systems at hospitals in the Middle East.

About the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation (HHSC)
HHSC is the fourth largest public health system in the country and is comprised of 12 public hospitals, in addition to two non-profit affiliate providers.  HHSC provides a range of high-quality health services - including emergency, specialized disease management, primary care, rural care, long-term care, home health, and adult day-health - for all patients, including the uninsured and underinsured, regardless of ability to pay.
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