Published on July 05, 2016

Owensboro Health Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. David Danhauer Named To National Committee

Dr. David Danhauer
VP / Chief Medical
Information Officer

Owensboro Health’s Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. David Danhauer has been selected to chair the Physician Committee of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

At the head of this committee, which has national reach and influence, Dr. Danhauer will help promote the improvement of healthcare through the use of information of technology. His term runs for one year, began on July 1, 2016.

Owensboro Health Chief Information Officer Mike Russo said Dr. Danhauer’s selection is not only a testament to Dr. Danhauer’s ability and expertise, but also to the work he oversees.

“For Owensboro’s native son Dr. Danhauer to be appointed to the chair of the HIMSS Physician Committee is a great testament to him and the strides that Owensboro Health has made in usage of the electronic health records,” Russo said. “He knows electronic health records can be better and is working to get it there. My reaction is both Owensboro and Owensboro Health owe Dr. Danhauer accolades.”

Dr. Danhauer said he is looking forward to this new role and hopes to use it to make a positive impact, both locally and nationally.

“I am quite proud and honored to be selected,” Dr. Danhauer said. “This position allows a voice for providers in the trenches doing the hard work of quality patient care.”

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.