Zahid W. Butt, MD, FACG
Dr. Zahid Butt is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist with 25 years of experience in health information technology (HIT). He is the former director of clinical informatics at St. Agnes Healthcare, a member of Ascension Health and has served on several government and private sector Health IT task forces. He is currently the Vice-chair of the HIMSS Quality, Cost and Patient Safety Committee and had previously chaired the HIMSS Performance Measurement Taskforce for three years.
He is a nationally-recognized expert in quality measurement and has served on several CMS Technical Expert Panels (TEP) to develop and maintain quality measures for future quality reporting programs. In recognition for his expertise in eCQMs Dr. Butt was appointed to The Joint Commission’s Pioneers in Quality Committee. Over the last 30 years, he has not only held a variety of leadership positions in diverse healthcare settings, but also successfully utilized technology to improve quality and efficiency in the office and hospital practice. He is uniquely qualified to provide key insights in the use of health IT to transition from volume- to value-based care delivery, regulatory reporting and payment models. In addition to regulatory quality reporting, his areas of expertise include healthcare data analytics and clinical decision support.