OVHS&E Chief Information Officer to Serve on National Committee

Michael Martz, MBA to help guide Meaningful Use Stage 3

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Wheeling, WV, December 23, 2015 -  Michael Martz, MBA, Chief Information Officer at Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp. (OVHS&E), has been invited to join the Policy Steering Committee (PSC) of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) which guides public policy efforts of CHIME in Washington, D.C.  Martz will participate with other information technology executives from across the United States as they focus on further changes to Meaningful Use Stage 3 of the Healthcare Information initiative.  

Meaningful use refers to the practice of using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to: Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities; engage patients and family; improve care coordination, and population & public health;  and to maintain privacy and security of patient health information.  Ultimately, it is hoped that the meaningful use compliance will result in better clinical outcomes, improved population health outcomes, increased transparency and efficiency, empowered individuals and more robust research data on health systems.  Meaningful use sets specific objectives that eligible professionals (EPs) and hospitals must achieve to qualify for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs.


Martz joined the executive team of OVHS&E in September of this year and is leading the organization’s implementation of Meditech 6.1, a new acute/ambulatory electronic medical record (EMR) and financial system that provides a single, consistent view of the patient across all settings of care.  The implementation process should be complete in late 2016.


Martz is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College and The Ohio State University.  He holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  In addition to his membership with CHIME, he is a past member of Vantage RHIO CIO Advisory Board, State of Ohio Multi-Agency CIO Council and Past Co-Chair for the state of Ohio Data Privacy Subcommittee which coordinates statewide IT security and data privacy initiatives and policy for the state.