Neal Chawla, MD is the Chief Medical Information Officer for WakeMed for the past 5 years. He oversees clinical IS strategy, oversees the data/analytics team and co-leads Clinical Transformation. Prior to WakeMed, he was the Assoc. CMIO at Inova Health System where he served as a lead to implement Epic in 5 hospitals and 300 clinics. He is board-certified in Clinical Informatics and did an Informatics Fellowship at Mt Sinai Hospital in NYC. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and did his residency at the University of Michigan. He still practices clinically. His personal mission is to deliberately and measurably improve patient lives.