Dr. Shafiq Rab Again Named to Becker's Hospital Review’s 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know

Dr. Shafiq Rab, vice president and chief information officer,HackensackUMC, has once again been listed among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.”

Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Shafiq Rab, vice president and chief information officer,HackensackUMC, has once again been listed among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.” This list recognizes some of the most innovative and accomplished CIOs of hospitals and health systems across the country.

“Since joining our team in March of 2012, Dr. Rab’s visionary leadership and guidance have helped prepare us for the future of technology and healthcare reform,” said Robert C. Garrett, president and chief executive officer of Hackensack University Health Network. “Dr. Rab’s unique background as a medical doctor has greatly enhanced his understanding of HackensackUMC; our mission and our needs.”

The selected leaders among the “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know” demonstrated abilities to leverage existing and new technology to further the mission of their organizations while elevating the level of patient care. These CIOs have spent their careers seeing the opportunity in challenges and developing new solutions in a constantly changing field, making themselves invaluable figures in their hospital or health systems' executive teams.

Dr. Rab has ensured that HackensackUMC is not only prepared for – but remains ahead of the curve in healthcare reform implementation. In April of 2013, HackensackUMC achieved stage 6 of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society(HIMSS) criteria. Only about eight percent, or 458 out of 6,000 hospitals in the nation, achieved this unique status as of April. It also achievedMeaningful Use Stage 1 for Medicare and Medicaid, and back-to-back successful EPIC implementations including inpatient, financials and ambulatory clinics.

Prior to his position at HackensackUMC, Dr. Rab was vice president and chief information officer at the Greater Hudson Valley Health System in New York. While there, he was responsible for enterprise-wide information technology and communication related leadership including strategic vision and planning.   During his tenure, he led the system’s successful implementation of EPIC, an electronic medical records software.

Dr. Rab’s experience is unique in that he obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.) degree from Dow Medical College in Pakistan, and completed his internship while also in Pakistan. Thereafter, he began to transition his position toward the field of information technology within the healthcare realm.

The full list can be read here: 100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.


Dr. Shafiq Rab, vice president and chief information officer,HackensackUMC, has once again been listed among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know.”

About Hackensack University Medical Center

HackensackUMC, a nonprofit teaching and research hospital located in Bergen County, NJ, is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in the state. Founded in 1888 as the county’s first hospital, it is the flagship hospital of Hackensack University Health Network, one of the largest health networks in the state comprised of 1,140 beds, nearly 10,000 employees and 2,200 credentialed physicians.HackensackUMC was listed as the number one hospital in New Jersey and one of the top three New York metro area hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2013-14. It also received 10 national rankings in: Cancer; Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Urology; and the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital ranked as one of the Top 50 Best Children’s Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery in the 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospitals list. The children’s hospital is housed with the Donna A. Sanzari Women’s Hospital in the Sarkis and Siran Gabrellian Women’s and Children’s Pavilion, which was designed with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center using the highest “green building” standards, and was included on the Green Guide’s list of Top 10 Green Hospitals in the U.S. HackensackUMC is among Healthgrades® America’s Best 100 Hospitals in five different areas – more than any other hospital in the state, is one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals™ for seven years in a row, and received the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ 12 years in a row. The medical center has also been named a Leapfrog Top Hospital, and received 22 Gold Seals of Approval™ by the Joint Commission – more than any other hospital in the country. It was the first hospital in New Jersey and second in the nation to become a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence. HackensackUMC is the Hometown Hospital of the New York Giants and the New York Red Bulls, and remains committed to its community through fundraising and community events. To learn more, visit: www.HackensackUMC.org.   




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