Dr. Snyder Reappointed to National Quality Forum HITAC
The Board of the National Quality Forum (NQF), a nonprofit, organization with a mission to improve the quality of health care for all Americans, has approved the nomination of Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) hospitalist and Chief Medical Informatics Officer Chris Snyder, DO to serve a second term on their Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). This national appointment of Dr. Snyder to the HITAC is for a three year term to conclude in June of 2016.
“It’s an honor to be asked to serve for a second term on the HITAC because it validates PRMC’s efforts at a national level,” said Dr. Snyder. “The focus of our health information technology (HIT) initiative at Peninsula Regional remains patient safety. Continuing to have a voice on this committee provides us another venue in which to share what we’ve experienced and to learn from the successes of others. Ultimately, that exchange of knowledge makes Peninsula Regional as well as other hospitals much more efficient and safer.” The HITAC is a standing committee of the Board that provides strategic guidance and input into NQF matters and activities that involve health information technology.
Dr. Snyder has been in primary care and hospital medicine for 16 years. He graduated from Kirksville college of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in St. Petersburg, Florida in family practice. He is board certified in Family Practice since 1996. He practiced primary care for five years then became a hospitalist at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in 2002. He is a past recipient of the AMDIS award for his efforts in using clinical informatics to promote patient safety, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 25 clinical informatics officers by Modern Healthcare Magazine.