American Academy of Family Physicians Hires Michael Smith, MBA, As Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Megan Moriarty
American Academy of Family Physicians
800-274-2237, Ext. 5223

LEAWOOD, Kan. – The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased to announce that Michael Smith, MBA, has joined the AAFP as vice president and chief information officer.  

Smith oversees the Information Technology Division and provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives and organizational data strategies that align with the AAFP’s mission. He leads the strategic and operational IT  planning, including implementing and coordinating the evaluation and management of current and future IT systems.

“Michael is an excellent addition to our leadership team,” said Todd Dicus, chief operating officer of the AAFP. “His extensive information technology management experience will benefit the AAFP and assist in aligning our IT needs and resources with our strategic objectives.”

Before coming to the AAFP, Smith served as divisional chief information officer and global IT director at ThermoFisher Scientific. Previously, he was general manager of the Kansas City consulting practice at Quilogy, Inc.  

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, and a master’s in business administration from the University of Phoenix, Kansas City.

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Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 124,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.

Family physicians conduct approximately one in five office visits -- that’s 192 million visits annually or 48 percent more than the next most visited medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.

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