WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Nov 12, 2012) - Apprio, a leading provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets, today announced it has appointed H. Allen Dobbs, MD as its new Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO).
In his new role as CMIO, Dobbs is responsible for Apprio's health sector strategy, including the company's health sector innovation efforts.
Dr. Dobbs comes to Apprio from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where as Chief Medical Officer he oversaw the strategic remodeling of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), a federally coordinated system that augments the nation's medical response capability. Dr. Dobbs also led innovations in deployable health information systems, workforce safety and health, and medical oversight to national response and contingency operations.
A graduate of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, Dr. Dobbs has a long history in the Indian Health Service, where he provided leadership in clinical services, health information systems and several major disaster responses.
"We are very pleased to welcome Allen Dobbs to the Apprio team," said Darryl F. Britt, President of Apprio. "He has a long history in the federal health IT industry and truly understands the unique challenges faced by this sector."
"I am proud to join the Apprio team because of the emphasis they place upon expertise, clarity of vision and exceptional performance standards," said Dr. Dobbs. "The health sector faces some very serious IT challenges and Apprio is dedicated to helping our clients with innovative solutions in this area."
Apprio is a provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the Health, Defense and Homeland Security markets. We provide innovative IT and program services in Healthcare IT, Emergency Response Management and Financial Management. Apprio delivers the methodologies, discipline, and thought-leadership provided by the large integrators, with the cost structure and collaboration offered by smaller firms.
Apprio built and currently supports the Federal Government's Disaster Medical Information Suite (DMIS), an EHR & Situational Awareness solution used to manage medical care during federal disasters and designated national security events such as the Gulf Oil Spill, Haiti Earthquake and Hurricane Ike. www.apprioinc.com