Medical Director, Health Informatics
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Jeff started his medical career as a solo rural doctor in the Palouse, and quickly figured out medicine is not something he wanted to do by himself, although he loved the rural lifestyle. After a couple of transition years working emergency rooms in Southeast Alaska, he settled down for 13 years at Group Health where he learned the basics of medical homes. While at Group Health, he got an MPH and spent time working in Mexico with the University of Washington International Health Program and in remote Alaskan villages with UW MEDEX Northwest.
He left Group Health in 1997 for the UW to start up their neighborhood clinic systems using an EHR, where he pioneered early work or quality reporting from an EHR. He moved over to Qualis Health six years ago to help with the DOQ-IT project, which was CMS’ first effort to use Quality Improvement Organizations to assist primary care providers install EHRs.