Paul Kleeberg, MD, FAAFP, FHIMSS



Paul Kleeberg MD, FAAFP, FHIMSS

Paul Kleeberg, MD, FAAFP, FHIMSS is the President of The Itinerant CMIO, LLC, a consulting firm designed to assist small hospitals and clinics to effectively using health information technology.  He is also the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Stratis Health and the Clinical Director for the Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT (REACH).  REACH serves Minnesota and North Dakota as one of 62 regional extension centers funded by the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) to assist small primary care clinics and hospitals under 50 beds to adopt and become meaningful users of electronic health records.  He also is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Minnesota Institute of Health Informatics.

Dr. Kleeberg had over 23 years of experience working in health information technology, implementing EHR systems and improving processes for electronic work flow to enhance care delivery.  He was medical director for clinical decision support for HealthEast Care System in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Allina Health in Minneapolis, where his team won the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Award of Excellence in 2007 for its implementation of a system-wide EHR.

He also has over 17 years experience in medical practice, having worked in private practice as a rural family physician providing comprehensive ambulatory, emergency, and hospital care; and as an ambulatory physician in Allina's large integrated delivery system.  He has used paper medical records, has experienced the transition from paper to electronic, and the transition from one EHR to another in his practice.  As a result of this experience, he ia able to articulate the power that EHRs have in improving patient care.

Working with REACH, Dr. Kleeberg has had experience with providers in urban underserved areas as well as the rural areas of Minnesota and North Dakota.  Having a rural background, he understands the challenges they face as the sole providers of care for a community.  He has throughout the regions of Minnesota and North Dakota to provide training on meaningful use, on optimizing workflows and dealing with the unique challenges of rural practice.  He is passionate about helping rural providers to embrace health information technology.

Dr. Kleeberg received his medical degree from Stanford University and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Minnesota.  He is board certified in family medicine and is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).  He is also a Fellow in HIMSS and serves on its Board of Directors and is the Chair for HIMSS North America.  He also is a member of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) board of trustees and serves on the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Board.

He is active in groups designed to assist health care's transition to EHRs.  He has led the ONC Resource Center (HITRC) Meaningful Use Community of Practice Advisory Group which helps provide support to other extension centers in understanding the details of the meaningful use incentive and educating their clients.  Dr. Kleeberg also is a member of the Minnesota e-Health Advisory Committee; a public-private partnership formed to advance the use of information technology in Minnesota, and has co-chaired several of its workgroups focusing on effective use of EHRs throughout the health care community.

Dr. Kleeberg has lectured nationally on effective use of clinical decision support, EHR governance structures, physician engagement and as an expert on the EHR Incentive Program.  He is passionate about using information technology to support quality care.


Page last updated: Friday, 22-Jun-2012 07:24:46 CDT

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Paul Kleeberg, MD, FAAFP, FHIMSS
7811 128th Street West
Apple Valley, MN 55124