CACI International Inc ( NYSE:CACI) announced today that its Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Keith Salzman, has received the 2013 Physician IT Leadership Award from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global network of health IT professionals. The award recognizes Dr. Salzman’s leadership in applying information technology to the needs of physicians while serving HIMSS and the industry.
Dr. Salzman is a physician, leader, and innovator with more than 24 years of success delivering quality care to patients and pioneering informatics in the U.S. Army. Since joining CACI in March 2011, he has been an integral part of the company’s Healthcare Solutions Group, which meets the federal sector’s accelerating demand for new healthcare strategies and technology. CACI’s healthcare solutions support nationwide health initiatives to achieve better care, healthy people/healthy communities, improved deployment readiness, and responsibly managed costs. Dr. Salzman’s understanding of clinical requirements, challenges, and management has added an essential element to the company’s already extensive healthcare capabilities. He is board-certified in the new subspecialty of Clinical Informatics and is currently serving a second term as chair of the HIMSS Interoperability and Standards Committee. HIMSS will honor him on February 25 during its 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition, where CACI will also be exhibiting its healthcare solutions.
John Mengucci, CACI’s Chief Operating Officer and President of U.S. Operations, said, “Dr. Keith Salzman is a valuable member of our Healthcare practice. His unique ability to translate medical requirements into information technology solutions is a tremendous benefit to our customers. And his U.S. Army background, coupled with his engagement in the healthcare industry, makes him the perfect proponent of our diverse healthcare solutions portfolio.”
According to CACI President and Chief Executive Officer Ken Asbury, “CACI has achieved remarkable success providing thought leadership for the healthcare community, and our Chief Medical Information Officer, Dr. Keith Salzman, is a key part of this accomplishment. Dr. Salzman’s receipt of the Physician IT Leadership Award further demonstrates that we have the talent in place to deliver on our strategy to focus on the high-growth healthcare market and provide transformative solutions that save government money, help achieve better care, and offer taxpayer value.”