Louis Gidel, PhD, MD, is the chief medical informatics and quality officer at Baptist Health South Florida. In this role, Dr. Gidel will align clinical informatics and data with quality metrics from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, helping to establish evidence-based best practices across the system. He’ll be responsible for performance improvement, analytics, telehealth and medical informatics. Dr. Gidel will focus on the clinical decision-making to have data-driven support.
Prior to his new role, Gidel served as Baptist Health’s chief medical informatics officer and is helping to spearhead the organization’s implementation of Cerner Millennium, its new integrated electronic medical record system. He has also served as medical director of Baptist Health’s eHealth Center including telemedicine and the eICU and transfer center and co-chair of the System-wide Adult Critical Care Committee since 2009.
Gidel began his career as a PhD physicist from the University of Illinois. He worked in academic research for seven years before earning his medical degree in the Ph.D. to M.D. program at the University of Miami. He trained in internal medicine and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Gidel worked in private practice before joining Baptist Health’s eHealth center in 2006.