Dr. Brian Jacobs, MDVice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Information Officer at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC
Brian Jacobs, MD, is Vice President, Chief Medical Information Officer and Chief Information Officer at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Pediatric Informatics. In this capacity, he directs the Children’s IQ Network® a pediatric health information exchange in the DC metropolitan region. Dr. Jacobs leads the Bear Institute – a pediatric health information technology institute focused on operational excellence and Innovation. Under his leadership, Children’s National Medical Center was awarded the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award in 2017
Dr. Jacobs is a Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington University and an attending physician in the Pediatric Critical Care Department. Prior to joining Children’s National, Dr. Jacobs was Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati, as well as the Director of Technology and Patient Safety at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. While at Cincinnati Children’s, he oversaw the implementation of their electronic medical record and was the principal author and winner of the HIMSS Davies Award in 2003.
Dr. Jacobs has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, abstracts, and scientific presentations. He frequently shares his knowledge in the pediatric space as a guest lecturer at conferences, leadership forums, and hospitals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Critical Care Medicine and HIMSS. He also is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Services and has served as a member of the HIMSS Board of Directors.