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Barnabas Health Names Stephen P. O’Mahony, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer

03/17/2015

Dr. O'Mahony

West Orange, New Jersey, March 17, 2015 --- To continue to maintain its position as one of the nation's foremost providers of health care and wellness services, Barnabas Health has appointed Stephen P. O'Mahony, M.D., F.A.C.P., Chief Medical Information Officer. He will lead in the clinical integration of IT systems and development of Barnabas Health's platform for population health.

In addition to serving as the champion of the Barnabas Health electronic medical record and clinical systems, Dr. O'Mahony's responsibilities include helping to further develop and implement the system's strategic vision for information technology to achieve highest outcomes in patient safety, quality of care, operational performance, research and education across the clinical continuum.

"Dr. O'Mahony brings broad experience to this exciting new role in which he will guide the most advanced IT processes to ensure that our 5,000 physicians, and 21,000 employees are fully supported in delivering the finest care to the two million patients we serve," said John F. Bonamo, M.D., MS, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

Luis Taveras, Ph. D., Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, stated, "He will serve as a key advisor in creating and formulating decision support and executive business strategies for maximizing the clinical use of information technology."

Dr. O'Mahony started his academic career at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut in 1999, launching one of the first hospitalist programs in the state as a Clinical Educator in the Department of Medicine, progressing to numerous leadership roles and, in 2010, named Vice President of IT at Norwalk Hospital. He has been working continuously to integrate best practices and patient safety into clinical care through intelligent technology, decision support and research and education.

During his career at Norwalk, he contributed to a landmark paper establishing the value of Clinical Educator Hospitalists, and his work has been published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and numerous other journals in the area of quality and safety. Recent key accomplishments at Norwalk Hospital in which he was central include the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital of Clinical Excellence and the 2011 John D. Thompson Award from the Connecticut Hospital Association for Excellence in the Delivery of Healthcare through use of Data. Achieving Meaningful Use Stage I in 2012-13 and a "Most Wired" distinction for Norwalk Hospital, Dr. O'Mahony led the hospital to become one of the first hospitals in the country to achieve Meaningful Use Stage II in 2014.

Dr. O'Mahony was recognized in 2012 by the American College of Physicians with the Laureate Award for a career in medical care, education, research, and service to the community. The same year, he received the Robert Ready Award for Patient Safety and Quality from the Norwalk Hospital Board of Trustees.

Dr. O'Mahony graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S.E. in computer engineering from the University of Connecticut, where he was the University Scholar and Valedictorian. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and medical residency at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. O'Mahony has maintained an appointment in the Yale University School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine since 2006, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health is the largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the region, with more than two million patient visits and delivery of more than 20,000 babies annually. The system includes seven acute care hospitals, two children's hospitals, a trauma center, a freestanding behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state's largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and several accountable care organizations. As the second-largest private employer in New Jersey, Barnabas Health includes more than 20,000 employees and over 5,000 physicians – or one-fifth of the actively practicing physicians in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.BarnabasHealth.org.