Dr. James E. Tcheng
Dr. James E. Tcheng is a Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Informatics at Duke University, Durham, NC.
He is a practicing interventional cardiologist as well as faculty of the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Duke Center for Health Informatics.
He serves as Chief Medical Information Officer of the Duke Heart Network, Information Technology Director for the Duke Heart Center, Director of the Duke Cardiovascular Databank, and Director of Performance Improvement for the Duke Cardiology Division.
He is a key investigator of the FDA Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet), a non-regulatory member of the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF), past Chair of the ACC Informatics and Health IT Task Force and the ACC Digital Strategy Committee, and is a member of the ACC/AHA Task Force on Clinical Data Standards.
He is on the Board of Directors of the Regenstrief Foundation and the HL7 Advisory Board and is an advisor to a number of medical innovation companies. His current work focuses on harmonizing the clinical and operational definitions and informatics of cardiovascular clinical data elements across academia, regulatory agencies, the life sciences industry, professional societies, and standards organizations, to improve the capture, communication, interoperability, and analysis of healthcare information.