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File #: 20-675    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/12/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Michael Aratow, MD to provide Chief Medical Information Officer Services for the term October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $270,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_r_Michael Aratow, MD, 2. 20200915_a_Michael Aratow, MD
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Subject: Agreement with Michael Aratow, MD for Chief Medical Information Officer Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Michael Aratow, MD to provide Chief Medical Information Officer Services for the term October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $270,000.

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BACKGROUND:
To ensure effective information technology (IT) decision-making, San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) developed a long-range Information Technology Strategic Plan (ITSP). The ITSP recommended appointment of a Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) to provide critical physician input for IT decisions, and the SMMC Executive Management Team, along with the County's Information Services Department, selected Dr. Michael Aratow to serve as the CMIO. Since assuming the role of CMIO, Dr. Aratow has provided leadership at SMMC by serving as the primary clinician stakeholder in clinical IT projects. Dr. Aratow is Board Certified in Clinical Informatics.

DISCUSSION:
Dr. Aratow continues to demonstrate a unique ability to balance the perspectives of IT professionals and clinicians, resulting in significant progress in the areas of clinical application, development, and acceptance. In addition, the role of CMIO has proven to be critical, as the County Health positions itself to continue to meet the changes required by the Federal Health Architecture to assure seamless interchange of health data.

County Administrative Memorandum B-1 provides that contracts for physicians are exempt from the Request for Proposals process.

The agreement and resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

The resolution contains the County's standard provisions allowing amendment of...

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