Karen Bell, M.D. — most recently SVP, Health Information Technology Services with Masspro — has been named chair of CCHIT, effective April 26.
Prior to her tenure at Masspro, the federally-contracted QIO within Massachusetts, Bell was director, Office of Health Information Technology Adoption and acting deputy at ONC, and was ONC’s representative on CCHIT’s board of commissioners from 2006 to 2008. She also has served as division director for the quality improvement group, office of standards and quality for CMS and medical director, BCBS of Rhode Island, among other positions.
A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Bell has experience as an internal medicine practitioner and as an associate professor, University of Rochester and clinical instructor, Harvard University School of Medicine.
Podcast with New CCHIT Chair Karen Bell, M.D. (17:58)