NPIC/QAS Announces Three New Board Members
December 3, 2012
Marilyn B. Escobedo, MD, Reba McEntire Endowed Chair in Neonatology, Director of Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine of the Children's Hospital, University of Oklahoma, and Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors for the National Perinatal Information Center/Quality Analytic Services (NPIC/QAS) is pleased to announce the following incoming NPIC/QAS Board members for the 2013-2015 term:
Dennis English, MD, MMM, FACOG is a Clinical Professor of OB/GYN & Vice Chairman of Clinical Operations of the Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine. He also serves as the VP of Medical Affairs at Magee-Womens Hospital, in Pittsburgh, PA. In this role, Dr. English serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Magee-Womens Hospital, the Medical Director for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and Physician Advisor of the Health Management Department. Dr. English is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Emory Fry, MD is a neonatologist in San Diego, CA and the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Cognitive Medical Systems, a health informatics company specializing in clinical decision support, workflow optimization, and data analysis. He is a collaborator in several national clinical decision support initiatives and the principle investigator for a National Science Foundation grant. Dr. Fry was the original architect for the Military Health System's Nationwide Health Information Network program during 2008-2009, and the Technical Director for the Department of Defense Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record demonstrations in San Diego, 2010. Dr. Fry, now retired from the US Navy, has particular interests in real-time decision support, closed-loop medical device management, and patient-provider communication.
DeWayne Pursley, MD, MPH is Chief of Neonatology and Director of the NICU at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. His interests include NICU quality improvement, resource utilization, and racial and social disparities in infant outcomes. Dr. Pursley is immediate past chair of the Perinatal Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and was recently elected to the neonatal-perinatal medicine sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a member of the expert panel to identify drug priorities as part of the federal government's Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the AAP liaison to the National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program.
About National Perinatal Information Center | Quality Analytic Services
NPIC/QAS is a non-profit organization, located in Providence, RI, dedicated to the improvement of perinatal health through comparative data analysis, program evaluation, health services research, and professional continuing education.