Dr. Dayal Joins Board of Health Information Network
February 06, 2014
Dr. Gaurov Dayal
COLUMBIA, Mo. (February 6, 2014) � Dr. Gaurov Dayal, president of health care delivery, finance and integration for SSM Health Care, has joined the board of directors of the Missouri Health Connection (MHC), which is building an electronic health information network in the state of Missouri.
The MHC is designed to connect health care providers with their patients through a secure health information network. With 70 hospitals and more than 350 clinics and community health centers, the network�s 7,000 physicians will be able to quickly and securely access patient records. More than half of the inpatient care delivered in the state is provided by network members including SSM Health Care.
Coordinating care, reducing preventable errors and avoiding treatment duplication are among MHC's primary goals.
"Dr. Dayal�s experience in clinical informatics strategies, and his knowledge of the Missouri health care marketplace, will be a valuable addition to MHC," said Kim Day, chairperson of the network�s board of directors. "His clinical background will serve MHC well because of our commitment to provider-centric innovation. In addition, SSM Health Care is one of MHC�s largest participants, so Dr. Dayal�s insights into how MHC can better serve its members will be invaluable."
Added Dayal: "The Missouri Heath Connection is leading the nation in developing a health information network that gives physicians the information they need, precisely when they need it. This translates into better patient care"