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Mark Weisman, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer

TidalHealth System

Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for Peninsula Regional Medical Center.
Board-certified Internal Medicine physician, who has practiced in inpatient and ambulatory care in hospitals, high-volume clinics, and retainer-style clinics. Past Chair of the Department of Medicine at Sentara Norfolk General.

Executive and leadership roles in clinical management, strategy & development, analytics, and informatics. Identify operational challenges, and opportunities to apply technology to improve quality of care and cost-effectiveness and reduce administrative workload on clinical staff. Evaluate available technological and organizational solutions, develop exceptionally effective programs, and apply analytic tools and data to identify trends, benchmark performance, and provide strategic analysis to leadership. Convey medical and clinical concepts to technical specialists, and technology use and benefits to executives and to clinical and administrative end-users.

Significant Epic experience since 2008 with deep knowledge of the clinical applications. Experienced physician builder with projects that improve provider efficiency. Lead informatics and analytics around HCC, alerts, MyChart utilization, order set development, and provider optimization.

Major projects involving provider efficiency in Epic; patient scheduling in urgent care using Clockwise.MD; operational, quality, and financial reporting in Tableau; building a telehealth program using MDLIVE, prescription monitoring program with Appriss Gateway, population health analytics with Arcadia Analytics, mobile app development and MyChart expansion, Surescripts electronic prescribing of controlled substances and electronic prior authorizations, clinical gap closure campaigns using Relatient.

Experience with: SQL, Epic clinical applications, Slicer Dicer, and Reporting Workbench. Population health analytics with Healthy Planet, Arcadia and Lightbeam. Agile development; Kanban. Scrum Certified.



Interoperability is the biggest thorn in clinicians sides. When I'm in the exam room I think about it constantly. I can't see where my patient went when they got their colonoscopy. And someone has to fax it to me if I ask three times. Then I'll get a piece of paper on my desk.
Diabetes and glucose monitoring is the one use case that gets the most attention right now. When they have the ability to remote monitor your glucose in real time and react, it has to be incredibly accurate but then adjusting your insulin levels, that's going to be really valuable.
I think everyone who's taking over a health IT team is going to be told, we want more agility. We want to reduce head count and do more with less. We want the engagement to be higher. Those are the typical ones and we as leaders need to figure out how we are going to get there.
There’s a great business book “Yes, And instead of But, No.” The concept in IT tends to be, we're overwhelmed so the answer is no. And then shut down all the creative thoughts that happen after that. I want to get to the kind of culture where we don't have that.
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