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Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Informatics

Jeff Hummel is a general internist with more than 30 years of medical experience, including extensive work in primary care and health informatics. He is currently our Medical Director for Informatics. In this role, he helps medical practices adapt their electronic health records (EHRs) to workflow processes that improve clinical outcomes and prepare the practices to thrive in a value-based reimbursement environment.

Before joining Qualis Health, Dr. Hummel held clinical, research, and medical informatics positions at the University of Washington Physicians Network. He also gained experience as a health information technology entrepreneur through his work at NexCura, Inc., and Deep Domain, Inc, where he developed web-based applications for population-based management and clinical quality reporting. Prior to that, he worked at Group Health Cooperative, where he was involved in quality improvement projects as well as early efforts to develop medical home programs for population-based medicine with multidisciplinary care teams.

Dr. Hummel has worked on the forefront of a number of health IT-related projects. He helped build a delivery system of neighborhood clinics in the Seattle–King County area that featured the region's first EMR system. This led to his pioneering work in clinical quality reporting from electronic health records. He also oversaw Qualis Health's efforts with DOQ-IT, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' first program to use Quality Improvement Organizations to assist primary care providers with installing EHRs.

More recently, Dr. Hummel played important roles in the Regional Extension Center (REC) community with the Washington & Idaho Regional Extension Center and as a member of the Office of the National Coordinator's Meaningful Use Advisory Group. He has also served on national policy workgroups in the areas of privacy and security and syndromic surveillance.

Dr. Hummel received his bachelor's degree, medical degree, and master of public health degree from the University of Washington. He is an active member of the health IT community, and has written numerous publications on health IT, workflow redesign, and public health issues.