Ari Robicsek, MD, is chief medical analytics officer at Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), a 51-hospital / 9,000 physician health care system based on the West Coast of the United States. His team is responsible for the health system’s Value-Oriented Architecture (VOA) initiative, an effort to discover and disseminate high-value patterns in care delivery. His team is also responsible for data democratization, quality measurement and care delivery innovation.
Dr. Robicsek, who specializes in infectious diseases, has a longstanding passion for data science and health care informatics. Before coming to PSJH, he was vice president of clinical analytics at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois, where his team received multiple honors for information technology, including placing first in the 2013 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards, ranking in the 2014 Information Week Elite 100, being named to the 2016 CIO Magazine Chief Information Officer 100, and leading his health system to become the first in the country to earn ambulatory HIMSS Analytics Stage 7. In 2017, he was one of Health Data Management’s Top 25 Physician IT leaders.
Dr. Robicsek is the author or co-author of more than 65 academic publications, and was formerly a clinical associate professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Ari’s academic work has been published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Nature Medicine and other journals. He has co-chaired Epic’s Research Advisory Council and Data Scientist Forums, and has presented regularly at national and international meetings on clinical analytics.
Dr. Robicsek received his medical degree from the University of Toronto Medical School, where he also served his internship and residency. He completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Harvard Medical School.