Dr. Kolodner joined ViTel Net in 2013, bringing a wealth of clinical knowledge and experience that ensures the company remains a leader in the telemedicine industry. He is a visionary leader in health informatics who has been at the forefront of advances in health information technology (IT) for more than two decades. An advocate of “positive disruption,” Dr. Kolodner promotes solutions that are better, cheaper and more convenient for users and customers.
As national coordinator for Health IT in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), he promoted the adoption and use of electronic health records, and advanced the policies and collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors to develop a nationwide, interoperable health IT infrastructure. His work laid the foundation for the acceleration of national health IT initiatives.
Before his work at HHS, Dr. Kolodner was the national informatics leader for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) broad range of health IT activities. He was the clinical champion for VistA, VA’s award winning electronic health record system, and oversaw the launch of My HealtheVet, VA’s personal health record for veterans. In the mid‐nineties, he coordinated emerging telemedicine activities at local VA medical centers prior to the creation of VA’s national Telemedicine Office.
Dr. Kolodner received his A.B. from Harvard, his M.D. from Yale, and completed his psychiatric residency at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been on the faculty at the Emory University School of Medicine, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and 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.