WRMC Appoints Muhammad Khan, M.D. Chief Medical Information Officer

Muhammad Khan, M.D., Chief Medical Information Officer


Batesville, Ark.--Gary L. Bebow, White River Health System (WRHS) Administrator/CEO has announced the appointment of Muhammad A. Khan, M.D., Medical Oncologist/Hematologist, to the position of Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO). 

As CMIO, Dr. Khan will collaborate with physicians to modify, evolve, and simplify the flow of Electronic Health Records (EHR) to make it easy to use for the WRHS staff, which, in turn, will have a positive impact on quality patient care.

Dr. Khan received his Medical Degree from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock and his Fellowship training in Oncology/Hematology at UAMS.

Dr. Khan is Board Certified in Hematology and Oncology and is a member of the American College of Clinical Oncology. He is also in private practice at Batesville Oncology, where he will continue seeing patients.

“I am excited about the opportunity to make EHR a user-friendly tool for my fellow physicians,” said Dr. Khan. “It supplies us (healthcare professionals) with an enormous amount of a patient’s health information, which allows us to diagnose and devise a treatment plan in an efficient and timely manner.”

Electronic Health Records is a system that holds a complete electronic history of all medical care provided to a patient at any WRHS facility. Using the EHR, clinicians can access medical histories, reports and notes from other practitioners more efficiently than traditional paper records, which improves the delivery of patient care. When WRHS implemented EHR in 2009, only ten percent of hospitals in the nation had fully implemented the system.

“EHR positively impacts the quality care we provide to patients,” said Bebow. “We are pleased to appoint Dr. Khan to this new position and are confident that he will be a great asset for improving the use of EHR amongst the staff.”