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U’s James Turnbull Honored

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The highest honor for health care information technology professionals has been bestowed on James Turnbull, chief information officer of University of Utah Health Care.

The award–the John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the year–was named for the man who pioneered healthcare information systems in the 1960s, and recognizes healthcare IT executives who have made significant contributions to their organization and demonstrated innovative leadership through effective use of technology.

Turnbull joined the U in 2008, and his career spans over thirty years in health care, split between the Canadian and American systems.

“Over the past three decades it has been amazing to watch the transition from paper to a digital world in the health care industry,” said Turnbull. “Today, it is equally exciting to see information management take center stage as we reshape our industry in response to consumer expectations, clinical innovation and health reform.”

You can read more about Turnbull and the honor here.