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ACGME Names First Chief Information Officer

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced that Bruce A. Metz, PhD, CHCIO will join the organization as its first Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2020. Dr. Metz will lead creation of an organization-wide information services strategy and oversee the Applications and Data Analysis and Network Services teams. He will be responsible for developing an information architecture to support enhanced data collection and analyses, data sharing agreements with national databases, and strategic research efforts, and will look to incorporate emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence.

"Dr. Metz has an extensive track record of harnessing advances in information technology to transform health care delivery, academic medicine, and higher education," said Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, ACGME president and chief executive officer. "A recognized expert in technology-based innovation, Dr. Metz has extensive experience providing strategic leadership, vision, and oversight for all aspects of information systems and technology."

"I'm excited to join the outstanding team at the ACGME and harness the powerful capabilities of technology for the benefit of the entire ACGME community while positioning the organization for success in the ever-changing health care landscape," said Dr. Metz. "With the ACGME's scope and scale, advances in technology present extraordinary opportunities to deliver value in new ways, such as by transforming how residency and fellowship programs are accredited across the nation, fostering innovation and enhancements in clinical learning environments, and improving the delivery and quality of health care and physician education."

Dr. Metz comes has more than 25 years of experience as CIO for prominent organizations in health care and higher education, including his current role at the University of Connecticut Health Center, a premier public academic medical center. He has received awards for leadership and innovation, including Becker's Hospital Review 100 CIOs to Know and Computerworld Premier 100 Top IT Leaders. He is a certified healthcare CIO.

The ACGME is a private, non-profit, professional organization responsible for the accreditation of approximately 11,200 residency and fellowship programs and the approximately 830 institutions that sponsor these programs in the United States. Residency and fellowship programs educate approximately 135,000 resident and fellow physicians in 180 specialties and subspecialties. The ACGME's mission is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.

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