James Walker, MD Chief Medical Information Officer Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA BIOGRAPHY James M. Walker, M.D., is a nationally recognized lecturer, consultant, and thought leader in the fields of electronic medical record implementation and Web-based patient information systems. He is presently the Chief Medical Information Officer of the Geisinger Health System in central Pennsylvania, where he has executive responsibility for Geisinger's multiple clinical information systems, including an integrated outpatient and inpatient electronic medical record and library services. He practices internal medicine and is editing a book on the implementation of electronic medical records. He serves as a member of the AMIA Task Force on Clinical Informatics. Dr. Walker received his Bachelor’s degree in 1972 from Bethany Nazarene College in Oklahoma and an Mdiv. from Fuller Theological Seminary in California in 1976. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1989 and served a residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in 1992. From 1993 to 1994, Dr. Walker was the Chief of Ambulatory Medicine and Attending Physician – Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lebanon, PA. Following that appointment, he was the Attending Physician, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Senior Clinical Information Architect at the Penn State University Hershey Medical Center. While there he conceived a novel design for order-entry for a major software vendor and developed an informatics curriculum for medical students and physicians.