Patient Privacy

Interoperability and EHR Optimization

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Carl Smith, Chief Information Officer, King's Daughters Medical Center

Carl Smith joined King's Daughters Medical Center in 1994, starting as the Data Processing Manager, then Information Systems Director before being named Chief Information Officer. In his current position, he is responsible for all Information Systems including computing, mobility, telecommunications, networking and infrastructure, information security and regulations, and providing direction and vision for technology at KDMC. Mr. Smith's leadership philosophy is to put God first in all things, serve others with love and compassion, and aim for excellence in everything we do. He is avid in learning about new technologies and quality improvement. Under his IT leadership, KDMC was named a 2016 Most Wired Hospital using technology for a better patient experience. Mr. Smith is active with numerous professional, community, and church boards and advisory committees including the Technology Advisory Committee with Co-Lin and the Mississippi Scholars Program. He also speaks at various community clubs and events about technology and information security. He holds an associate's degree in computer technology and a Bachelor in Applied Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Smith also received his Certified Associate in Health Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) certification. Mr. Smith and his wife, Malisia, enjoy church activities and spending time together with their son, who is attending Mississippi College.

Teaching the Importance of Protecting Patient Privacy — Inside and Outside the Hospital

Note From Iatric Systems: Thank you very much to Carl Smith, CIO of King's Daughters Medical Center, for sharing his thoughts with us, and our blog readers, about protecting patient privacy.

Brookhaven, Miss., a town with a population of about 12,000 residents, is where I call home. Living in a small town in southwest Mississippi has its advantages. We are a close-knit community where relationships are built and last a lifetime. This culture of community spreads into most facets of life including local business. We look out for one another and want our community to strong, safe, and secure. In the healthcare arena, this has become an ever-evolving challenge with information privacy and security.

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