Mark Van Kooy, MD

Mark Van Kooy, MD


Mark Van Kooy, MD is a Principal with the Chartis Group and a leader of the Clinical Performance Excellence segment of the Informatics and Technology practice. Dr. Van Kooy has over 30 years of experience in healthcare as a family physician and consultant. For much of his career he was a faculty physician and residency director and continues as a clinically active physician. He has extensive experience in physician coaching, change management and performance improvement as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Dr. Van Kooy was the Chief Medical Information Officer 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.

Dr. Van Kooy’s recent work has focused on advising organizations on clinical IT governance, 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 incorporate the Chief Medical Information Officer role, align clinical informatics resources and establish effective physician and clinical IT advisory groups. He also supports organizations in implementing change management and communication strategies. Dr. Van Kooy is a national speaker on physician engagement and implementation as well as integration of the Chief Medical Information Officer role in health systems and has written several papers on physician engagement and performance improvement.

Before joining the Chartis Group in 2011, Dr. Van Kooy was the Medical Director of Informatics at Virtua Health, a four hospital, 1000 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 he led a team of General Electric trained Six Sigma Black Belts in a very successful series of over 70 clinical and operational Six Sigma and Lean projects over seven years.

Central to all of the roles Dr. Van Kooy has had is a foundation of collaboration, mentoring, change management, engagement and individual growth.