William A. Bornstein Chief Medical Officer & Chief Quality Officer Emory Healthcare

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Dr. Bornstein has served as Chief Quality Officer for Emory Healthcare since September of 2003. In 2006 he was also named Chief Medical Officer of Emory Healthcare and in this capacity directs the Emory Healthcare Office of Quality and Risk. Dr. Bornstein has led the development of a quality and safety program that has been nationally recognized. Under Dr. Bornstein’s leadership, Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown respectively rose to rank second and third nationally among academic medical centers in the highly regarded University HealthSystem Consortium Quality & Accountability Scorecard, representing the only two hospitals from one AMC, which have been ranked in the top ten by this scorecard. With a focus on delivering optimal health care value to a broad population, Bornstein in 2012 became the founding president of the Emory Healthcare Network, on which he now serves as vice-chairman of the Board.

Dr. Bornstein has been a champion of the use of information technology to improve healthcare quality.  Before assuming his Chief Quality Officer role, he served as the Medical Director of the Emory Healthcare Information Services Department starting in 1996. In this role Dr. Bornstein was a leader in the development of the Emory Healthcare clinical data repository (one of the largest of its kind in the world) and now oversees Emory Healthcare’s Information Services Department and clinical informatics initiatives. As Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer, Dr. Bornstein has retained a focus on ensuring that that implementation of this technology leads to breakthrough improvements in clinical quality and patient safety.

Dr. Bornstein is a Board-certified internist and endocrinologist and continues to care for patients. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College and his M.D. and Ph.D. (Cell & Molecular Biology) from the Medical College of Georgia. He did his internal medicine training at Duke, where he served as assistant chief resident, and his fellowship training in endocrinology and metabolism at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School, where he stayed on doing research in the molecular biology of calcium regulation before coming to Emory.

Dr. Bornstein is a recognized national leader in quality, safety, and the use of information technology in improving healthcare delivery. He has served on a number of national committees and advisory bodies in these areas including the Clinical Evaluative Sciences Council Steering Committee and the Risk Adjustment Task Force of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee for the hospital accreditation process of The Joint Commission, the Standards and Survey Procedures Committee of the Joint Commission, and the steering committee of the Integrating Quality Initiative of the Association of American Medical Colleges (which he chaired from 2014-2016).

Dr. Bornstein currently chairs the Vizient University HealthSystem Consortium Medical Leadership Network Steering Committee  and co-chairs the Anthem National Advisory Panel on Value-Based Solutions and serves on the AHRQ PSNet Technical Expert Panel. In 2012, he was appointed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the Governor’s Special Advisory Commission on Mandated Health Insurance Benefits and in 2014 to serve on the Governor’s Ebola Response Team.