Innovator in Mobile, Patient Engagement Tapped for Rush CIO

bsc-2014-03-rush-donation-logoAccording to a shared announcement from Rush University Medical Center Media Relations, a champion of mobile technology and patient engagement has been tapped for an important new role at Rush.

“After a comprehensive national search, Rush University Medical Center has named Shafiq Rab, MBBS, MPH, CHCIO, to the post of chief information officer and senior vice president, effective Jan. 9, 2017,” a media release notes.

“I am very excited to welcome Shafiq Rab to Rush,” said Michael Dandorph, president of Rush University Medical Center. “His extensive professional experience combined with his unique medical and public health background is a perfect fit with our mission and vision.”

Rab is currently the CIO and senior vice president of information technology at Hackensack University Health Network, in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Since 2012, he has used technology to help grow a single 775-bed hospital into the largest health system in New Jersey, with more than 3,500 patient beds. He also introduced innovations and tools including bedside iPads and the Apple Health Kit, to allow patients and families greater access to their medical records and easier communication with their care teams. His work contributed to improved patient outcomes and experience, and operational efficiencies.

We’re told that Rab brought Hackensack University Medical Center to the leading edge of mobile health care technology by developing an app that allows patient access to direct appointment scheduling, test results, prescription information and communication with physicians from any device, the release adds.

“We are fortunate to be able to recruit a person as experienced and talented as Shafiq,” Dandorph said. “As Rush continues to expand access to care across the region, linking our academic health network will be critical. Shafiq understands the invaluable role that information provided to clinicians, educators and students can play and appreciates the need to simplify interactions with technology in a way that enables adoptions.”

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