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Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard for Care
A Biographies of Committee Members
Paul C. Tang, M.D., M.S., Chair, is Chief Medical Information Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He is a practicing, board-certified physician in Internal Medicine. His responsibilities include implementing an electronic medical record system and directing an eHealth initiative. His research interests include medical informatics, computer-based patient record systems, clinical decision support, and Internet-based health care services. Previously, Dr. Tang was Medical Director of Information Systems at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. Dr. Tang has served on several Institute of Medicine (IOM) committees and is currently a member of the IOM Health Care Services Board. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Infomatics, the American College of Physicians, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He is Past Chair of the Computer-based Patient Record Institute and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Molly Joel Coye, M.D., M.P.H., Vice-Chair, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Health Technology Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the use of beneficial technologies for healthier