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Daniel Nigrin

Chief Information Officer

Maine Health

Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, MS, is the Senior Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer at Boston Children's Hospital, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, a senior staff member of the Children's Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP), and an active and practicing member of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Boston Children's. As Chief Information Officer, Dr. Nigrin is responsible for all clinical, research, teaching and administrative IT systems at Boston Children’s.

In 2005, Computerworld Magazine chose Dr. Nigrin as one of its 100 Premier IT Leaders. In 2010, HIMSS Analytics awarded Boston Children’s Hospital a Stage 7 designation on its EMR Adoption Score, one of only 55 Hospitals and 11 organizations worldwide to do so at that time. In 2013, he was recognized by Healthcare IT News as one of the year's nine H.I.T. Men & Women, in the Enhancing Patient Care Through IT category. And in 2015, he was awarded the Dolores L. Mitchell Investing in Information award by the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium.

As CIO, he is committed to implementing technology that will improve efficiency, maximize safety, and optimize workflows within the Boston Children’s Enterprise, whether for clinicians, researchers or administrative staff. He is also focused on improving patient and family-facing tools to improve the care experience and information sharing. He feels that innovation in the use of IT is a strategic enabler for the Hospital moving forward, and that IT will be a cornerstone of changes in care delivery that will be seen over the next decade.


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