Spencer Erman, MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Hartford HealthCare

Spencer G. Erman, MD, FAAFM, is a Family Physician with clinical practice
experience since 1988, most recently with Hartford Medical Group and Hartford
HealthCare Medical Group. In2001, Dr. Erman served as a Medical Director for the
practices. Prior to coming back to Connecticut, he practiced in the Denver,
Colorado area, and was a Physician Champion and Superuser with the
Permanente Medical Group proprietary EHR and its design, implementation, and
adoption. At various times in his career, Dr. Erman has practiced the full
spectrum of Family Medicine, including inpatient, ICU, OB, as well as outpatient
primary care, office surgery, urgent care, and occupational medicine. He has been
Board Certified in Family Medicine since 1989, and was awarded the Degree of
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Erman was involved in the design, implementation, adoption, and
optimization of the first outpatient EHR of Hartford HealthCare and
PracticeCentral and served as Chairman of the Clinical Advisory Board since
before the first Go-Live in 2009. In 2009, he was awarded the Outstanding
Service Award by Hartford Medical Group, in 2011 he was awarded a Graduate
Certificate in the 10 x 10 Program in Medical Informatics from AMIA and The
University of Oregon Health Science Center, and in 2013 he completed the
Physician Leadership Development Institute of Hartford HealthCare.

In January 2014, Dr. Erman transitioned out of full-time family medicine when he
became Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Ambulatory Care of the Hartford
HealthCare System. He was intimately involved with the implementation of Epic
in the Ambulatory areas of Hartford HealthCare. In 2016, Dr. Erman advanced to
the role of Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer for Hartford
HealthCare. In his current position, his goal is to improve the health of patients
and populations by developing, implementing, promoting, and supporting the use
of technology-enabled innovation and process improvement.

Expertises: Informatics
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