News & Commentary Posts: 3 David Voran, M.D., Assistant Professor and Informatics Director of Community and Family Medicine at Truman Medical Center and Medical Director of the Innovation Clinic at Platte City for Heartland Health and is a Collaborative Physician for CVS's Minute Clinics in the Kansas City Area. Prior to joining Truman Medical Center and Heartland Health Dr. Voran was a Physician Executive for Cerner Corporation (2003-2006), the CMIO for Health Midwest (1997-2003) and the Executive Director of Information Technology at the University of Kansas Medical Center (1994-1997).
Over the last 6 years Dr. Voran has piloted various workflows and technologies with emphasis on putting as much technology in the primary care physician's exam room as possible. He is a strong believer patient directed care and has aggressively using the patient portal and promoting point of care imaging and believes that until the patient is the primary user of the EMR medicine will not fully realize the power of the clinical information systems in which they are now investing.
Dr. Voran received his bachelor's degree in anthropology from the Wichita State University in 1974. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1988 and post graduate degree from University of Kansas – Family Practice in 1991. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and is an active member of the American Academy of Family Practice and was a member of the Academy's ad hoc Committee on Electronic Medical Record. Dr. Voran is active in a number of professional organizations and is a past president for the Heart of Americachapter of HIMSS and is a Medical Director for CVS Minute Clinics in the Kansas City area.
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