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Louis Penrod , MD

Vice President and Chief Health Care Information Officer

Louis Penrod Biography and Information

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Louis Penrod started his career at Baptist Health in 2010, has been instrumental in the development of the Clinical Informatics program, and has served as the chief architect for design considerations and the clinical technologist leader for Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Prior to joining Baptist Health, Dr. Penrod was a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, and served as medical director of clinical decision support at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Over a period of 20 years he held various roles, including development of a comprehensive rehabilitation service line, implementation of the multi-specialty EMR for the University of Pittsburgh Physicians, and initiation of a clinical decision support program for the UPMC network.

Dr. Penrod earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in health care informatics from the University of Missouri. He has published 20 peer-reviewed articles in both rehabilitation and informatics, six book chapters, and served as associate editor for the award-winning guidebook, “Improving Medication Use and Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support,” which was co-published by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In addition to primary board certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Penrod has sub-specialty certifications in spinal cord medicine and clinical informatics.