Erksine Fills New Digital Health Position at Emory Healthcare

April 3, 2023
Alistair Erskine, M.D., M.B.A., previously served as chief digital health officer at Mass General Brigham and chief informatics officer at Geisinger

Alistair Erskine, M.D., M.B.A., who has served as chief digital health officer at Mass General Brigham, has joined Emory Healthcare in the newly created positions of chief information and digital officer for Emory Healthcare and vice president of digital health for Emory University.

Erksine worked at Mass General Brigham since July 2018. Before that, he was chief informatics officer at Geisinger

According to his biography, at Mass General Brigham Erskine was responsible for sequencing innovative technologies, harmonizing data across the clinical care, research and health plan enterprise, and activating patients in a manner congruent with emerging patient consumerism.  He headed up Partners Healthcare’s e-Care Division with over 400 application and clinical staff. He also led Partners’ digital health strategy including patient-facing application, patient relationship management, telehealth services, secondary use of data and appropriate application of artificial intelligence. 

Emory Healthcare comprises 11 hospitals, the Emory Clinic and more than 250 provider locations. In his role for Emory Healthcare, Erskine will serve as a cross-functional change agent and strategic partner to create digital solutions that bring value to both patients and care teams. In his role for Emory University, he will use technology, data and digital tools to advance the health sciences mission as Emory seeks to build a digitally enabled integrated academic health care system.

“An expert in positioning and supporting technology as a fundamental part of both the patient and provider experience, Alistair will play a critical role in helping our organization build an integrated academic health care system that leverages digital tools and resources to make care more accessible, affordable, equitable and innovative,” said Ravi Thadhani, Emory University executive vice president for health affairs, in a statement. Thadhani also is executive director of Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center and vice chair of the Emory Healthcare Board of Directors

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