Umberto Tachinardi biography

Umberto Tachinardi



Who is Umberto Tachinardi?

Umberto Tachinardi,MD,MSc, Fellow ACMI, is a Brazilian-born chief information officer and biomedical informaticist. Trained by the founders of the prestigious Medical Informatics group of the Heart Institute of São Paulo University Medical School, he started his career developing biomedical signal processing systems on cardiology. Dr. Tachinardi pioneered the use of secure world-wide-web communications for transmission of medical records in 1994. In addition, he has devoted many years to innovate clinical practice through the development and deployment of integrated clinical information systems as CIO of the InCor and later as the CIO of the Secretary of Health, State of São Paulo. Dr. Tachinardi has thus worked extensively on matters of reengineering the administration and management of medical practices on a large scale. Dr. Tachinardi, newly appointed Associate Dean for Informatics of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, has been since 2006 the Assistant Dean for Informatics and CIO of the Biological Science Division of the University of Chicago and the Director of Information Technology and Informatics of The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also conducts biomedical informatics research and development as a research scientist in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Tachinardi has presented over 175 publications, invited lectures, and tutorials.


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