- Season 2 Episode 16
- ``When Healthcare Meets Technology
- Ogechika Alozie, MD``
How can health information technology can improve healthcare?
Ogechika Alozie (MD MPH FACP AAHIVS) is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Infectious Diseases fellowship. Prior to this, he received his medical degree from the University of Benin in Nigeria and then completed internship and residency at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he got his introduction to Digital Health. He is also board-certified in clinical informatics by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, making him one of less than 100 such certified physicians in the state of Texas.
Dr. Alozie was most recently the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Del Sol Medical Center, where he oversaw clinical quality, physician alignment and partnered on healthcare innovations. He is presently the CEO of Southwest Viral Med (SWVM), a non-profit organization in El Paso responsible for the care of clients living with HIV. Dr. Alozie believes that patient care is the most important part of medicine. “Technology is not a replacement for patient care, but rather a way to enhance and catalyze the care our patients deserve”
As the chair, co-chair or member on multiple local and state committees, he represents El Paso, focused on how health information technology can improve care. He gave a TedX – El Paso talked titled “The Digital Immigrant” in 2016, and in the same year was awarded “Best Doctor in the City 2016” by the El Paso City Magazine. In 2017, the El Paso Pharmacy Association gave his clinic the “Award for Innovative Practice”. In 2020, Dr. Alozie represented the El Paso community to various media channels, during the COVID pandemic; these included – CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, and CBS. He is presently a medical contributor for El Paso TV station – KVIA
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