Lou is a General Internist who founded the Westirongroup to help healthcare companies and providers transfer value to patients. He has a long career in clinical and IT leadership positions in large and diverse provider organizations across the U.S. From 2004 to 2014 he held roles of system wide CMIO and Assistant Vice President for Clinical Information Systems for New York City’s municipal hospital system. There he implemented population-health programs including patient registries, designed clinical decision support applications, and created data warehouses for monitoring quality and outcomes, and he executed a System-Wide replacement of their legacy EMR. At the Cleveland Clinic, Lou continued to focus on HIT as a value-driver through innovative care models, while also promoting increased usability and safety. He also participated in oversight of technology implementations within newly acquired hospitals and affiliated practices.