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    Paul Tang

    Paul C. Tang, M.D., M.S.

    Internal Medicine

    (Board Certified)
    Not Accepting new patients

    Offers My Health Online

    Los Altos Center
    370 Distel Circle
    Los Altos, California 94022
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    (650) 254-5200 

    Additional Information

    Electronic health record systems, personal health record systems, clinical decision support, privacy and confidentiality of consumer health information, health information public policy, online disease management

    Spoken Languages


    Community Activities

    Elected Institute of Medicine member, American College of Physicians, American College of Medical Informatics, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, American Medical Informatics Association (Past Board Chair), National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Quality subcommittee (Chair), Health Information Technology Policy Committee (Vice Chair), National Quality Forum Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (Chair), Quality Alliance Steering Committee Measurement Implementation Strategy Committee (Co-Chair), Academy Health board and executive committee member

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    Brief Biography


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    Brief Biography

    Paul Tang, M.D., M.S., is Vice President, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and is Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Tang directs the David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation and also oversees PAMF's electronic health record (EHR) system and its integrated personal health record (PHR) system, MyHealthOnline (formerly PAMFOnline). Dr. Tang received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University and is a Board-certified practicing Internist.

    Dr. Tang is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and chaired an IOM patient safety committee which published two reports: Patient Safety: A New Standard for Care, and Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System. Dr. Tang is a Past-Chair of the Board for the American Medical Informatics Association.

    He is Vice Chair of the federal Health Information Technology Policy committee (HITPC), an advisory committee created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Chair of its Meaningful Use workgroup. He is also a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), an advisory committee to the secretary of HHS on health information policy, and co-chairs the NCVHS Quality Subcommittee.

    Dr. Tang chairs the National Quality Forum's (NQF) Health Information Technology Advisory Committee and co-chairs the Quality Alliance Steering Committee's Measurement Implementation Strategy subcommittee.

    Dr. Tang was named one of Modern Healthcare's "100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare" in 2009 and "50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare" in 2010. Information Week named him among "Healthcare's CIO 25" in 2011. Dr. Tang received the 2009 AMIA Don E. Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics. He was named an "Innovator and Influencer" by Information Week and "Healthcare Innovator" by Healthcare Informatics.

    Dr. Tang has served on numerous committees of the National Institutes of Health, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, and Computer Science and Technology Board. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Medical Informatics, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Dr. Tang has published numerous papers in medical informatics, especially related to EHRs, PHRs, and health care quality, and has delivered over 300 invited presentations to national and international organizations and associations.



    Selected Journal Articles

    Online disease management of diabetes [PubMed, opens to new window]: Engaging and Motivating Patients Online With Enhanced Resources-Diabetes (EMPOWER-D), a randomized controlled trial., Tang PC, Overhage JM, Chan AS, Brown NL, Aghighi B, Entwistle MP, Hui SL, Hyde SM, Klieman LH, Mitchell CJ, Perkins AJ, Qureshi LS, Waltimyer TA, Winters LJ, Young CY., J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 Nov 2012

    Your doctor's office or the Internet? Two paths to personal health records. Tang PC, Lee TH., N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 26;360(13):1276-8. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp0810264. No abstract available.

    Early experiences with personal health records. Halamka JD, Mandl KD, Tang PC., J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Jan-Feb;15(1):1-7. Epub 2007 Oct 18.

    Proposed criteria for reimbursing eVisits: content analysis of secure patient messages in a personal health record system. Tang PC, Black W, Young CY., AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:764-8.

    Selected News Articles

    Measuring and Managing Quality, Beth Walsh, Clinical Innovation + Technology, January 2013

    Another Study Shows Disease Management Works, Disease Management Care Blog, November 2012

    Redefining Medicine With Apps and iPads - The New York Times, October 2012

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