Dr. Jitendra Barmecha began his clinical and healthcare leadership career at St. Barnabas Hospital (SBH Health System) as Chief Medical Resident after completing three years in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. In 2001, he joined Partners in Health - a Medicaid Managed Care health plan affiliated with SBH and was subsequently appointed the Medical Director in 2005. While continuing to manage the medical management of the health plan, he was appointed the Chief Medical Officer of Union Community Health Center (UCHC). In 2006, he was appointed as Medical Director - Case Management at SBH Health System overseeing utilization management, discharge planning and assisting CDI, Denials & Appeals Program. In 2011, as Vice - President of Medical Informatics & the Chief Medical Informatics Officer, he assisted in SBH & UCHC Ambulatory Care's application for Level 3: Patient Centered Medical Home designation. He implemented and integrated the Allscripts electronic health record in the emergency department, acute care, ambulatory care including behavioral health and pharmacy into a single database thereby achieving Stage 1 meaningful use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Presently, as CIO and SVP of Information Technology & Clinical Engineering, his team is preparing for an upgrade of electronic health records to comply with Stage 3 Meaningful Use of EMR and MACRA/MIPS reporting requirements. He is involved in upgrading the systems technical infrastructure; ensuring clinical information systems and patient monitoring devices are well integrated into the electronic health records for the future. As a chair of the clinical committee and a board member, he provides clinical leadership to the Bronx Regional Health Information Exchange (RHIO) & Bronx Regional Informatics Center. Dr. Barmecha continues to practice medicine as a hospitalist and enjoy bedside teaching.