EHR Advisory Board
Homer L. Chin, MD, MS
Medical Director for Clinical Information Systems
Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Assistant Professor in Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Dr. Chin is formally trained in medical informatics and has over fifteen years of practical experience in the development and implementation of clinical information systems.
Dr. Chin helped lead the selection and implementation of a comprehensive outpatient electronic medical record.
Kaiser Permanente Northwest won the 1998 Davies CPR Award, the 1999 Voh’s Award for Quality Innovation, and the 2000 AMGA Acclaim Award - for work done in implementing the EMR. In addition to the EMR, Kaiser Permanente Northwest is one of the leaders in the use of web technologies, electronic patient-physician communication, and population databases in healthcare. The eight regions of the Kaiser Permanente Program are currently implementing KP HealthConnect—a comprehensive set of integrated clinical and business systems—building on the pioneering work done in the Northwest.
Dr. Chin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley and his MD from Dartmouth College. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Informatics at Stanford University prior to joining Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Chin is a board member of the Oregon Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), served as Program Chair for the HIMSS Davies Recognition Award in 2001, is a member of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME), and a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics.
He currently serves on the board of the Oregon Community Health Information Network (OCHIN).
In addition to overseeing information systems, Dr. Chin is a board certified internist who continues to practice medicine part-time, using the information systems that he helped put in place.