Jonathan B. Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, MACP, FACMI, is president of clinical services and chief medical officer of Nashville, Tennessee-based HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) Healthcare, comprised of 171 hospitals and more than 1,000 outpatient surgical, urgent care, and other practice units. His current priorities include advancing electronic health records for learning healthcare and continuous improvement; driving value through (big) data science and advanced analytics; and elevating measured clinical performance and patient safety to benchmark levels. Dr. Perlin was previously under secretary for health at the Department of Veterans Affairs and served as the senior-most physician in the federal government and CEO of the Veterans Health Administration, the nation’s largest integrated health system. Among his long list of accomplishments are his recent appointment to the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Health Advisors, and chairmanship of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ Special Medical Advisory Group, American Hospital Association (2015) and Department of Health and Human Services Health Information Technology Standards Committee. Dr. Perlin holds a master’s degree in health administration and received his PhD in pharmacology (molecular neurobiology) with his MD as part of the Physician Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is a clinical professor of medicine and biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University as well as an adjunct professor of health administration at VCU.


Recent Posts by Jonathan Perlin

The Case For Confronting Long-Term Opioid Use As A Hospital-Acquired Condition

In April, representatives from leading health systems brainstormed ways to change the pervasive and damaging culture of reflexive prescribing for pain management and the roadblocks that would make them difficult to implement.

A Standard Model For Evaluating Return On Investment From Electronic Health Record Implementation

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Healthcare views electronic health information as a pillar for the improved effectiveness, efficiency and safety of health care. Information is also fundamental to the concept of a “learning health system,” which IOM has...

January 6, 2014Health IT