MedLink appoints Abha Agrawal to medical advisory board
Dr. Agrawal is a physician trained in Internal Medicine (SUNY Downstate) and Medical Informatics (Yale School of Medicine).
Dr. Agrawal is the Interim Medical Director of Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Prior to this role, she was the Chief Medical Information Officer of the Central Brooklyn Family Health Network (CBFHN) and the Associate Medical Director of Kings County Hospital.
She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine as well as Medical Informatics at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Under her leadership, Kings County has been awarded a number of quality improvement awards driven by clinical information systems.
Dr. Agrawal was responsible for providing thought leadership as well as hands-on management of the clinical information systems.
Prior to coming to Brooklyn, she was the Informatics Coordinator for the VISN1, an integrated network of hospitals and clinics in six New England states.
She was appointed as a clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School and as a research scientist at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Dr. Agrawal is a nationally recognized leader in health information technology and serves on important national and regional organizations including as a Commissioner on the Certification Commission on Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) and a Board Member on New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX).
She was also elected as the 2008 President of Medical Informatics New York, an association of physician leaders in informatics from hospitals, academia and corporations.
Dr. Agrawal has published extensively on information technology in healthcare.
She has received numerous awards in health IT including the 2007 National Association of Public Hospitals Safety Net Award in the patient safety category for her work on electronic medication reconciliation and the 2006 IndUS Business Journal award for innovation in healthcare.
Recently she was honored with the President's Award on Doctors' Day at the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation. ■