Chris Belmont Discusses How Hospitals Manage Health Information

Chris Belmont, vice president and chief information officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, says the right timing and the right context are essential to effective health data management.

Chris Belmont, vice president and chief information officer, MD Anderson Cancer Center, says the right timing and the right context are essential to effective health data management.

“I think it’s important that we give clinicians and anyone information in context. In our normal lives, that happens all the time. When you do a Google search you want to get to the most specific information,” he says. “We need to do that same thing in healthcare; don’t give them the entire chart and say ‘Go fish.’ You have to give it to them in context and when it’s relevant.”