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Botsford Health Care Announces New Chief Information Officer

Farmington Hills, Mich. (June 7, 2011)---Botsford Health Care and ACS, Inc., A Xerox Company, are pleased to announce that Brian L. McPherson has been appointed chief information officer, effective May 18. ACS provides Botsford's information technology (IT) services. 
McPherson began his tenure at Botsford last year as program director for Botsford Health Care's electronic medical record (EMR) system implementation. 
In his new role, McPherson is responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating information services, and ensuring adherence to proper change management, testing, redundancy and constant communication of the potential impacts on the patient. He is also responsible for staying abreast of information technology’s clinical impacts by being closely aligned with key clinical leadership. 
"Brian is an experienced health care IT executive," said Paul E. LaCasse, D.O., MPH, president and CEO, Botsford Health Care. "With his leadership skills and high standards of service, he will provide leadership to our CIT Department as the network continues its transformation of care. He has the right skill set to work with clinicians and information technology experts to help us with the integration of our EMR system implementation." 
McPherson’s career experience includes employment as principal, director and senior health care account executive at various health care and IT organizations in the metropolitan Detroit area. He has also led several large-scale consulting initiatives for clients nationwide, including implementing EMRs, providing privacy and security audits and assessments, and leading the formation of health information exchanges (HIE). He received his bachelor of science degree in management information systems from Central Michigan University where he was named Academic All-Conference for football. 
McPherson has served as an at-large board member of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and participates on several committees and groups that work toward health care interoperability at the state and national levels.

Beaumont Health is a not-for-profit organization formed by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare in 2014 to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to the highest quality, compassionate care, no matter where they live in southeast Michigan. The organization has budgeted net revenue of $4.1 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2014, the combined organizations had 175,675 inpatient admissions, 16,229 births and 492,148 emergency visits. Beaumont Health is the largest health system in Michigan for inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. For more information, visit, twitter, facebook, blog

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