Speakers

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Jerry Cade, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO)

Dr. Cade is the first Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Most recently, Dr. Cade was the lead physician champion overseeing UMC’s successful implementation of Epic, locally-branded as OneUMC. As part of that endeavor, Dr. Cade was responsible for recreating the internal infrastructure at UMC needed to promote OneUMC’s deployment, growth and evolution.

 

Health Informatics is Dr. Cade’s 2nd career. Until recently, Dr. Cade has been occupied with the creation of UMC’s HIV program, which he started in 1985. UMC’s HIV program consists of a dedicated HIV inpatient unit and an HIV patient clinic, which was expanded in 2012 to encompass other viruses such as hepatitis C, hepatitis B, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, cytomegalovirus.

 

In 1994, Dr. Cade along with Dr. Jim Christensen created the Nevada Access to Research, Education, Prevention, Social Support and Health Care Assistance Program (NARES) as a 501(c)3, charitable organization with a strong research foundation as a means of complementing the medical care being delivered at the Wellness Center. NARES is one of the largest, most diverse research entities in Nevada.

 

From 1995-1998, Dr. Cade served as a member of President Clinton’s Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, where he helped author and pass many national HIV recommendations and policies, which continue to be part of this country’s national AIDS, HBV and HCV strategy.

 

Dr. Cade is an Adjunct Professor of HIV Medicine and Family Practice at Touro University Nevada. Dr. Cade graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He received his MBA with a Management Information Systems (MIS) concentration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.