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Physician Named Health IT Fellow

Douglas Ashinsky, MD, of Warren Internal Medicine, an affiliate of Somerset Medical Center, was recently named a 2013 Health IT Fellow by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He is one of only three physicians in New Jersey and one of only 28 nationally to achieve this honor. As a Health IT Fellow, Dr. Ashinsky will help promote how health care providers can use health information technology to improve the delivery of care.

 Dr. Ashinsky has been a leader in the use of health care information technology in his private practice. He was one of the first physicians in New Jersey to meet the federal government’s requirements for “meaningful use” of electronic medical records in 2011.

 Michael Zegar, Central Jersey Regional Director for the New Jersey Health Information Technology Center, second from left, recently presented Dr. Ashinsky, second from right, with a special plaque celebrating his recognition as a Health IT Fellow. Glenn McCreesh, senior vice president of operations, left, Dave Dyer, vice president of information technology and planning/chief information officer, center, and Ken Bateman, president and chief executive officer of Somerset Medical Center, right, joined in congratulating Dr. Ashinsky on his award.