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McBride named Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Harbin Clinic

Rome, GA—Dr. Charles Edward McBride has been named the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Harbin Clinic, Georgia’s largest privately-owned, multi-specialty physician group. The new appointment is an expansion of Dr. McBride’s current role as Chief Medical Officer.

“Dr. McBride brings a wealth of experience to this new role and has provided guidance and wise counsel to the ITS team since he joined the clinic five years ago”, said Kenna Stock, CEO of Harbin Clinic. “He is an active member of the Health Technology Committee—providing leadership and direction in collaboration with Dr. Marc Dean, Associate Medical Director of Health Informatics, and the other members of the committee. The board of directors, leadership team, and I are confident that he will lead and support our ITS team to excel at achieving the Clinic’s information technology goals—today and into the future”. 

In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. McBride will lead the health informatics platform of Harbin Clinic that works collaboratively with the clinical IT staff to support efficient design, implementation, and the use of health technology.

“It is an honor and a privilege to work alongside such a dedicated team of information technology services professionals”, said Dr. McBride. “Technology touches so much of our lives today including how we provide care to patients across the clinic. As CMIO, my goal is to support every member of our ITS team as they seek to enhance the care our healthcare professionals provide to our patients”.

Dr. McBride joined Harbin Clinic in 2015. Prior to joining Harbin Clinic, Dr. McBride served as vice president of clinical services for Summit Strategic Solutions in Knoxville, Tennessee. Before joining Summit, Dr. McBride was with Holston Medical Group in Kingsport, Tennessee, and Floyd Primary Care in Rome.

At Summit, Dr. McBride was responsible for clinical oversight of care coordination, health education, patient experience, quality reporting and improvement, and direct supervision of six regional medical directors. Dr. McBride has served on the Board of Directors for the East Tennessee Health Information Network and as a delegate to the Tennessee Medical Association. Nationally, Dr. McBride serves as a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Dr. McBride attended Lee College in Cleveland, Tennessee, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed an internship and residency at Carilion Health Systems in Roanoke, Virginia, and earned an MBA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

About Harbin Clinic

Harbin Clinic is the largest privately owned, multi-specialty physician group in Georgia, comprised of 240 medical professionals representing 40 different medical specialties and services. While Harbin Clinic began in Rome, Georgia, there are now 21 Harbin Clinic practices located in Acworth, Adairsville, Armuchee, Calhoun, Cartersville, Cedartown, Rome, and Summerville. Harbin Clinic cares for a patient population of approximately 600,000 people in Georgia and Alabama. More than 1,000 patients take advantage of our services each day.

Published November 5, 2020

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