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Dr. Joseph H. Schneider serves as Baylor Health Care System (BHCS) vice president, chief medical information officer (CMIO) and medical director of clinical information. His academic interest is on the safety of EHRs and personal health record systems.
Dr. Schneider also cares for patients and teaches residents in the nurseries at Parkland Hospital as a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern. Prior to joining Baylor, he served as CMIO at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and was an attending physician in a special needs/NICU follow-up practice at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Dr. Schneider is a member of the board of directors of the Texas Pediatric Society and chair of the Texas Medical Association ad hoc Committee on Health Information Technology. He also chairs the Medicaid Health Information Exchange Advisory Committee for the State of Texas.
Dr. Schneider is immediate past chair of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Clinical Information Technology. In this capacity, he helped lead the development of the Continuity of Care Record Standard, which is now used in many electronic medical records (EMR) to exchange clinical information electronically. He has published numerous articles about the adoption and safe use of EMR and personal health records. In addition, he was a founding member of the Certification Commission for HIT Process Advisory Workgroup, and he co-chaired the pediatric Documentation Challenge of ambulatory electronic health records annually and authored the #1 AAP Chapter Resolution of 2003, recommending that the AAP take a leadership position in the development and implementation of electronic medical records.
Dr. Schneider attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., graduating at the top of his class. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., followed by a pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. Prior to medical school, Dr. Schneider worked in business for 15 years, having earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University after graduating magna cum laude with a biopsychology major from St. Joseph's College, in Philadelphia, Pa. In 2005, he was a National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Fellow and he is a Certified Professional in Health Information and Management.
Dr. Schneider is a competitive race walker and in 2004 finished first in the Houston 1500 meter Senior Olympic race walk. He has been married for 30 years and loves to go on slow walks in Dallas with his wife, Trinka, and his two dogs.
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