Tech & Health

October 13, 2022

Embí elected to TN HIMSS board of directors

Vanderbilt’s Peter Embí, MD, MS, has been elected to the Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (TN HIMSS) board of directors.

Peter Embí, MD, MS

Peter Embí, MD, MS, professor and chair of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation, was elected to the Tennessee Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (TN HIMSS) board of directors. He will serve as a board member until July 1, 2023.

The TN HIMSS works to improve health care by providing leadership for professional growth, workforce development and advocacy related to health information technology (HIT). The organization is composed of volunteers who strive to provide quality education, programming and networking for HIT professionals.

Embí was nominated by TN HIMSS president Brad Morrow for his “expertise in the industry, his passion of the transformational impact of Health IT and his desire to be involved within the community.”

“There’s so much we can and must do to fully leverage the incredible power and capabilities of our Health IT ecosystem in and across Tennessee,” Embí said. “The greatest value I see in being a TN HIMSS member is the opportunity to gather and discuss the pressing needs we’re all working to tackle, sharing of experiences, and finding opportunities to work jointly to improve our collective IT capabilities for the benefit of our organizations and the community as a whole. We are definitely stronger together, and TN HIMSS provides a home for HIT professionals that is focused on our local and regional needs, across systems and institutions, more so than any national organization can.”

As a TN HIMSS board member, Embí will collaborate with other board members on various initiatives, including educational and advocacy programs. He will also have opportunities to mentor future HIT leaders.

“In his position at Vanderbilt, Dr. Embí can provide a unique perspective for others into both a large medical facility and a research facility. This understanding is critical as health care becomes more and more dependent on IT moving into the future,” says Tiffany Madigan, TN HIMSS executive director.

“Dr. Embí will be a crucial piece [to our team] and we look forward to working with him to build educational events, networking events that allow individuals that work at different organizations and have different roles to interact and discuss challenges that they are facing, and programs where people can engage to grow in their careers.”

“Dr. Embí will be an invaluable addition to the TN HIMSS Board,” says Mark Frisse, MD, MS, MBA, professor of Biomedical Informatics, emeritus, and member of TN HIMSS for the last decade. “He bridges a vital gap between DBMI and the Nashville technology community.”