Thursday, March 10, 2011

Client News: Marshall Ruffin, MD, Named Chief Technology Officer for Inova Health System

Marshall de Graffenried Ruffin, Jr., MD, has been named Chief Technology Officer for Inova Health System, Northern Virginia’s premier non-profit healthcare system, providing excellence in patient care, health education and clinical research. 

In his role, Dr. Ruffin assumes leadership in formulating long-term vision and strategies for the transformation of intellectual capital into meaningful technological and clinical applications in furtherance of Inova’s healthcare objectives.

“The significant role of technology in strategic healthcare advancements has created the need for executives who understand technology and recognize qualified applications to processes, services and patient care,” commented Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System.  “Marshall will enhance our translational acumen, complement our bench-to-bedside model, strengthen our partnerships and lead us to a higher level of community engagement as we fulfill our non-profit healthcare provider vision and purpose,” observed Singleton.

Ruffin obtained his B.A. from The University of Virginia and his MD from Harvard Medical School, as well as MPH in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina and MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.  Ruffin’s experience in information technology as, most recently, the Chief Technology and Health Information Officer at the University of Virginia Health System as well as member of the Health Information Technology Standards Advisory Committee of the Information Technology Investment Board of the Commonwealth of Virginia uniquely aligns him with Inova’s mission of improving healthcare delivery, vision of personalized medicine and service to the diverse community Inova serves.

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