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Eduardo Locatelli, MD appointed to newly created position

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –Eduardo Locatelli, M.D., has been appointed Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)for Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, a newly created position. Holy Cross President and CEO Patrick A. Taylor, M.D., made the announcement.

Holy Cross has been transitioning toward a fully computerized medical record environment known as CareLink, a multi-year process. In his new role as CMIO, Dr. Locatelli will collaborate with information services, information technology and other related departments to develop and effectively implement computerized patient record systems. Additionally, he will lead clinical and organizational efforts in using information technology to ensure that clinical care continues to be patient-centered, evidence-based and error free.

Throughout this process, it is vital to have a physician champion who promotes and develops a system wide culture where physicians and all clinicians are encouraged and supported in embracing innovation, creativity and the adoption of technology,” said Dr. Taylor. “Dr. Locatelli is the perfect fit for the CMIO role because his clinical background allows him to speak the language of clinicians, and he understands the role technology has in the best interest of patients. He brings a passion for maximizing the use of technology and computerized systems in the service of patients, as well as for advancing the efficiency of the practice of medicine for clinicians and organizations.”

Dr. Locatelli has been a member of the Holy Cross medical staff since 2007, directing the hospital’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. Prior to that, he was Director of Medical Informatics at Cleveland Clinic. In that capacity he implemented physician adoption of a new electronic medical record system. Dr. Locatelli has had formal training in Six Sigma performance improvement processes, enabling him to create efficient and quality processes while listening to physicians, clinicians and patients at Holy Cross.

He is a resident of Miami Shores, Fla.