Paul Tang, MD
Paul Tang, MD, MS, is Vice President and Chief Health Transformation Officer at IBM Watson Health, and a practicing internist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Dr. Tang’s professional career has been dedicated to leveraging health information technology (HIT) and public policy to improve the quality of health care and to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) and chaired a NAM patient safety committee which published two reports: Patient Safety: A New Standard for Care, and Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System.
He has served as board chair on several HIT professional organizations, including Past-Chair of the Board for the American Medical Informatics Association. He currently serves on the board and Executive Committee of AcademyHealth. Dr. Tang has served on numerous committees of the National Institutes of Health, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and Computer Science and Technology Board. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Medical Informatics, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Dr. Tang has published numerous papers in medical informatics, especially related to electronic health records, personal health records, and health care quality, and has delivered over 350 invited presentations to national and international organizations and associations.