INDIANAPOLIS – Dave Wortman, chairman and CEO of Diagnotes Inc., has announced the appointment of Douglas E. Rosendale, DO, FACOS, FACS, to the company’s Advisory Council.

“Dr. Rosendale is an accomplished clinical informatics professional,” Wortman said. “He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and creativity to Diagnotes. As its newest member, he will complement our firm’s Advisory Council of business, clinical, technology and health informatics experts who advise on every aspect of our business. With Dr. Rosendale’s assistance, we will continue to ensure our HIPAA-compliant platform meets the needs of care teams for the delivery of effective, efficient, high-quality healthcare.”

Dr. Rosendale is the Founder and CEO of CAIRNformatics LLC, which provides Clinical Informatics consulting services to several Fortune 500 healthcare companies as well as small and medium sized companies entering the health innovation domain. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Dr. Rosendale was Senior Physician Advisor for Clinical Informatics in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Health Information. He was the co-CMIO (Chief Medical Information Officer) of the VA/DoD Interagency Program Office for the joint electronic health record. He founded and chaired the Health IT Innovation Development (HITIDE) program under the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Networking IT R&D (NITRD), which established a governance model for innovation across all federal agencies involved in health.

“I believe clinical informatics is at the core of excellent patient care and is the backbone of the healthcare delivery system,” Rosendale said. “I know the Diagnotes team shares my passion for health IT solutions that enhance our healthcare delivery system. They understand the clinical workflow and have developed a HIPAA-compliant platform that can positively impact patient care, as well as reduce health care costs, medical errors and inefficiencies. Technologies like Diagnotes have the ability to transform patient care, and I am eager to be working with them.”

A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons as well as the American College of Surgeons, Rosendale was affiliate faculty for the Harvard Decision Systems Group Informatics program and is now affiliate faculty at the University of California San Diego Medical Informatics program. In 2006, he received the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons “Presidential Recognition Award.”