Ray Gensinger, MD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS

Raymond A. Gensinger, Jr., MD, CPHIMS, FHIMSS and diplomate of Clinical Informatics is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Hospital Sisters Health System, an integrated delivery network across Illinois and Wisconsin. As CIO, Dr. Gensinger is responsible for HSHS’ information technology transformation strategies. He has previously held roles as the Chief Medical Information Officer at Fairview Health Services and the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He is a general internist and has held appointments as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, as Affiliate Faculty of the School of Nursing, and as Faculty of the Institute for Health Informatics, all at the University of Minnesota.

At HSHS, Dr. Gensinger chairs the Information Technology Steering Committee, as well as provides oversight for all other information acquisitions and decisions made at HSHS.

He is a Past Chair of the Minnesota Epic Users Group, Director for HIE-Bridge, the MN health information exchange and currently serves on the Lincoln Land Health Information Exchange. He is a Past President for the Minnesota Chapter of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and has served as a Director for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2004-07.

Dr. Gensinger has authored or presented on over 50 different healthcare information systems related topics. He recently edited and co-authored the 2014 IT Book of the year, Analytics in Healthcare: An Introduction and received a Healthcare Informatics Innovator Award from Modern Healthcare in September 2006.

As an undergraduate at Illinois Wesleyan University, Dr. Gensinger studied biology. He moved to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine for his medical school, internship and residency training. During medical school and residency, Dr. Gensinger was involved in medical education and the development of a Problem Based Learning Curriculum. After residency, Dr. Gensinger served as a Chief of Residents in Internal Medicine followed by two years on the clinical faculty. In 1994, part of his time was spent at the Baylor College of Medicine pursuing postdoctoral studies in Medical Informatics.

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