Howard Landa, MD has been the is Vice President of Clinical Informatics and EHR for Sutter Health since mid-2017. In this role he oversees Provider Informatics from both an EHR integrity and Technology Change management perspective. Prior to this he held the position of Chief Medical information officer (CMIO) at Alameda Health System (2009-17) after being the CMIO of Kaiser’s Hawaii Region 2001-2009. He began his career as a Pediatric Urologist at Loma Linda University in 1990. In 1996 he started his informatics career there as a Medical Director of Information Systems. He has been the Chairperson of the Board of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) since 2017 and previously was Vice Chair, a position he held beginning in 1997.
His career has been driven by two principles. The first is a belief that Healthcare Information Technology can be leveraged to improve the Quality and Efficiency of Healthcare delivery and to support both Patient and Provider satisfaction since before the “Quadruple Aim” was born. And the second is that Medicine is the original “open source” profession, creating a responsibility to share what we learn in the emerging field of informatics. To this end has been a leader in both AMDIS and HIMSS for over 20 years.