Shafiq Rab, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Rush System for Health and Rush University Medical Center. He is an inspirational and visionary healthcare leader who serves as a catalyst for the transformation of healthcare delivery through the use of technology in an innovative and fiscally responsible manner. Dr. Rab is a technology evangelist who specializes in consensus building amongst staff, physicians, and leadership in complex and disparate environments. He accomplishes this by instilling trust and confidence in the technology, teams, and the service they provide.
Dr. Rab’s proven successes include bringing two major healthcare systems to Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Stage 6, Stage 1 of meaningful use, including two recent back-to-back successful Epic EHR implementations with special emphasis in enhancing patient experience. He also has a proven track record in directing and managing advanced, rapidly growing healthcare organizations with expertise in strategic leadership and vision. Dr. Rab also has expertise in driving innovation and change; administration and governance; merger and acquisitions; aligning technology and business goals; measuring and maximizing IT value; operational turnaround; enterprise business integration; architecture and infrastructure design/implementation; and virtualization.
Dr. Rab earned his Master of Public Health from Rutgers University and is a Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer, having earned his certification from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives.