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Claude Pirtle, MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Walmart Health & Wellness

Prior to Walmart Health, Dr. Pirtle served as the Vice President - Chief Medical Information Officer for West Tennessee Healthcare and Assistant Chief Medical Officer of Jackson Madison County General Hospital, a 792-bed tertiary hospital in Tennessee. In these role, he co-led a complete enterprise ambulatory Epic conversion, implemented a system-wide telehealth and remote monitoring program, and led teams to redefine healthcare in a proactive and holistic approach. He also served as the Medical Director and Performance Improvement Committee Chair for the Connected Care of West Tennessee Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Dr. Pirtle earned his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Louisiana State University with a minor in both chemistry and psychology. He earned his medical doctorate at Louisiana State University Health and Science Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans, LA and completed his internal medicine residency also at LSUHSC. Dr. Pirtle completed his clinical informatics fellowship and a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Pirtle is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Informatics. He also serves on the Board of Directors of QSource and was the Lead Clinical Advisor to Tactuum. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association.



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