Health-care CIO dies

By By Natalie Hale

By Natalie Hale

Pierre Pincetl, University Health Care chief information officer and associate vice president of University Health Sciences Information Technology Services, passed away March 30 after a battle with colon cancer.

The 50-year-old physician has been credited with leading the effort in the use of electronic medical records in the U’s clinical programs.

Pincetl’s career at the U began in 1996, when he served in the medical school’s faculty as an associate professor of internal medicine and medical informatics.

“Pierre leaves a tremendous legacy,” said Lorris Betz, senior vice president for health sciences at the U, in a written statement.

“His leadership in the field of information technology initiated, and helped transform, the way patient care is delivered and business operations are performed across University Health Care,” he said.

Memorial services for Pincetl have not been announced.