Discussion Leader -
Sharing insights, inspiring change -
Robert Kolodner, MD
EVP & Chief Medical Officer, ViTel Net
Robert M. Kolodner, MD, FACMI, LFAPA is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for ViTel Net, the leading provider of interoperable, web-based, enterprise virtual care platform, and configurable workflow solutions across the care continuum.
Dr. Kolodner’s 31 years of federal service and leadership included serving in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the National Coordinator for Health IT, the President’s designated lead for the United States eHealth initiatives, and as the as the national Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) broad range of health IT activities. At VA, he was the clinical champion and provided vision, direction, and effective leadership for the creation of VA’s award-winning suite of health IT solutions such as VistA – the world’s first successful large-scale Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation – and VA’s Personal Health Record for veterans, My HealtheVet. In the mid‐nineties, he coordinated the emerging telemedicine activities at local VA medical centers prior to the creation of VA’s national Telemedicine Office. For the first 15 years of his VA career, before working at the VA Central Office in Washington, DC, Dr. Kolodner was a front-line psychiatrist treating veterans at the VA Medical Centers in Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX. His VA activities also included research and teaching.
Dr. Kolodner has been on the faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Dr. Kolodner is board certified in psychiatry, a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics, and a Lifetime Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association.