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Mark Van Kooy, MD


Mark Van Kooy, MD, is a Principal with The Chartis Group and a leader in the Informatics and Technology practice. Mark has over 30 years of experience in healthcare as a family physician, geriatrician, and consultant. He has extensive experience in clinical informatics, data and analytics, physician leadership coaching and mentoring, change management, and performance improvement. Mark was the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) and Director of Clinical Applications in a regional integrated delivery system prior to joining Chartis and has served as an interim CMIO in client organizations. Central to all the roles Mark has had is a foundation of collaboration, mentoring, change management, engagement, and support of individual growth. For much of his career, he was a faculty physician and residency director in Family Medicine. 

Mark’s recent work has focused on advising organizations on clinical IT governance, data and analytics program development and alignment, physician engagement in the oversight and evolution of clinical IT systems, and integrated clinical informatics strategies. In this capacity, he has helped organizations develop and effectively structure data and analytics capabilities, implement the Chief Medical Information Officer role, align clinical informatics resources, and establish effective physician and clinical IT advisory groups. He has worked with numerous organizations to assure physician alignment and engagement during clinical IT systems implementations and optimization efforts. He also supports organizations in implementing change management and communication strategies. Mark is a national speaker on physician engagement, implementation, and integration of the Chief Medical Information Officer role in health systems and has written several papers on physician engagement, clinical informatics, value realization, and performance improvement. 

Before joining Chartis in 2011, Mark was the Medical Director of Informatics at Virtua Health, a 4-hospital, 1,000-bed integrated delivery system in southern New Jersey where he led the physician component of the implementation of a system-wide electronic health record. Prior to assuming his informatics role at Virtua, he was the Director of Operations Improvement at Virtua where, as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he led a team of Six Sigma Black Belts, drawn from Virtua’s leadership development tract, in a very successful series of more than 70 clinical and operational Six Sigma and Lean projects over seven years. 

Mark is a board-certified family physician with sub-specialty boards in Clinical Informatics from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He received his medical degree from New Jersey Medical School where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

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