Lance M. Owens, DO
Chief Medical Information Officer, University of Michigan Health-West
A practicing physician committed to his patients while also supporting UM Health-West’s progress into an increasingly digital future. A Navy veteran and practitioner of servant leadership who has consistently gained roles of responsibility since his days as an intern and then family health resident at UM Health-West. Has guided multiple advances in informatics, including the efficient integration of technology into health care. Contributed innovation, efficiency, education and enhancements for UM Health-West’s application of Epic electronic medical record. Applies digital opportunities to strategic planning for health care. Additional leadership contributions include serving on the hospital’s board of directors, as well as on the boards for the Clinically Integrated Network and the UM Health-West Hospital Foundation. Also served as a physician representative to an initiative to improve physician engagement and satisfaction. Pursuing a fellowship with the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and serves as the medical director of a local expedition group.