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February 13, 2013


Larry W. Holder, M.D., has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as associate chief information officer/chief medical information officer and assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. He will also provide health care in Springfield at the SIU HealthCare clinics and its affiliated hospitals. As CMIO, Holder will analyze informatics—studying data to improve quality and patient safety while lowering the cost of health care.

 “The Affordable Care Act brings us new patients, new procedures and a new emphasis on health care informatics,” said Eric Brown, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer at SIU School of Medicine. “Dr. Holder’s knowledge of the myriad processes affecting our clinical providers will be a great asset as we work to improve clinical efficiencies at the School of Medicine.”

Holder has been chief medical information officer and medical director for hospitalist services at Decatur Memorial Hospital (2010-13), and a hospitalist at DMH from 2005-13. He was also medical director at the Community Health Improvement Center in Decatur (2000-05) and a medical oncologist for Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois (1988-2000).

Holder is presently enrolled in the biomedical informatics graduate program at Oregon Health and Science University (2010-13), completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Wake Forest Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. (1988) and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky, Lexington (1986). He received his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School, Indianapolis (1983) and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in biology from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville (1979). 

Holder is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He has received national awards including AMDIS Award for Excellence and Outstanding Achievement in Applied Medical Informatics in 2011 and Modern Healthcare’s 2011 IT Case Study Award. He also serves as chairman for the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Quality IT Committee, as well as serves on the Society of Hospital Medicine IT Policy Committee.

Holder and his wife, Tammy, live in Decatur with plans to move to Springfield.