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Andrew Wiesenthal - Keynote Speaker
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Synopsis

Realizing the promise of HIT investment—enabling information flow across the continuum

 


 

Biography

Andrew M. Wiesenthal, MD, SM has been with Deloitte since May 2010.  From April 2000 until joining Deloitte, he was Associate Executive Director of the Permanente Federation.  There, his work was in the arenas of development and deployment of automated medical records, decision support, and other clinical systems for all of Kaiser Permanente.  Most notably, he was the national physician leader for the Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect (electronic health record) project from its inception through its successful conclusion in 2010.  From 1983 until April 2000, Dr. Wiesenthal served as a paediatrician and paediatric infectious diseases consultant with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG). He also led CPMG’s quality management program and served as Associate Medical Director for Medical Management, with responsibility for quality management, utilisation management, regulatory compliance, risk management, credentialing and physician performance, and informatics. Since joining Deloitte, he has been a leader on numerous clinical information system projects, as well as health care delivery system strategy and improvement projects.  He is a widely recognised health information technology leader, serving on the Federal Health Information Technology Standards Committee and as co-chair of its Precision Medicine Task Force.  He is also a member of the HL7 Advisory Council.

 

Dr. Wiesenthal graduated from Yale University with a BA degree with honours in Latin American Studies in 1971 and received his MD in 1975 from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.  He completed his paediatric residency at the University of Colorado in 1978, and then he served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control from 1978-80 before returning to the University of Colorado for a pediatric infectious disease fellowship, which was completed in 1983.  He is board certified in both general paediatrics and paediatric infectious diseases.  In 2004, Dr. Wiesenthal earned an SM (Masters of Science) in Health Care Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

 

  

Dr. Andrew Wiesenthal, Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting (USA)

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