Last updated: 12/11/18

In this episode, we meet David Butler, MD. Founder and Principal of Calyx Consulting. David has a long track record of success when it comes to leading top health care organizations through the process of selecting and deploying health IT applications. His extensive experience in building efficient and effective governance processes that align strategy and operations has given him a ring-side seat and expertise in what works and what doesn’t. David shares with us his insights on what it takes to effectively engage a wide-range of individuals and teams across an organization. We also explore the changing role of Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIOs) as organizations pivot from deploying health IT to maximizing the return on their initial investment. Given his experience and humor he also offers an entertaining and worthy pet-peeve and some very sage advice.

Episode Reference Material – Gwande New Yorker article

About Dave Butler

David Butler, MD. is the Founder and Principal of Calyx Consulting. For more than 15 years, David been a recognized health IT leader when it comes to deploying and utilizing health IT.

 He gets governance and workflow and knows how to execute with a proven ability to partner with clinical, operations and IT practitioners and executives at health systems like Bon Secours and Sutter Health.

He’s a smart dude – dual board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine from Baylor. In 2013, he was MD of the Year by Epic Systems.

In 2016, he started his own Healthcare IT consultancy – Calyx Partners, LLC – a boutique firm that focuses solely on EHR post-live efficiency training, EHR Optimization, and Strategic. He must be doing something right – his clients include NYC Health and Hospitals, Guthrie Clinic and my alma mater the Cleveland Clinic

David has a terrific sense of humor and a fabulous wife and two talented children, which in our opinion, is mostly due to his fabulous wife.

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