(February 4, 2014 – Tamuning, Guam) The Guam Regional Medical City has anounced the appointment of Dr. Felix Tudela Cabrera as its Director of Clinical Informatics and Medical Education.
In his new role, Dr. Cabrera will provide clinical leadership to support the development and implementation of GRMC’s electronic information systems. This will serve as the virtual ecosystem that is needed to provide high quality patient care and partnership.
Specifically, Cabrera will oversee the implementation of work flow processes and procedures that allow users, and in particular physicians, to understand how to properly access and input data and records from GRMC’s electronic information systems. He will also serve as a liaison between clinicians and information technology personnel.
Cabrera’s appointment is timely in that GRMC recently signed a contract with Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) for rapid deployment of Allscripts suites for electronic health records solution, revenue cycle management, and overall budgeting. Last month, a training program was launched for GRMC’s information technology team to configure these systems.
[Dr. Felix Tudela Cabrera]
“As the Guam Regional Medical City team continues to grow, it is paramount it stays at the leading edge of care management techniques and analytics,” said Gloria Long, GRMC’s Chief Operating Officer. “The launching of our IT/Allscripts training and Dr. Cabrera’s appointment are important steps as we move forward to providing our community the kind of care and patient partnership it deserves.”
Cabrera was born and raised on Saipan. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Medicine. While at Yale New-Haven Hospital, Cabrera used Allscripts Sunrise in a 100% paperless capacity. His familiarity with the system is a great asset.
Cabrera also holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from the University of Washington. His experience will also be utilized for the successful implementation of GRMC’s clinical laboratory.
Currently Cabrera serves as a community internal medicine physician in private practice. He previously served as a hospitalist for the house service at Guam Memorial Hospital and as an Associate Medical Director.