Sam Bagchi, M.D. is an industry innovator and problem solver, building a solid reputation for successful high-level informatics and quality initiatives in leading U.S. health systems. For more than a decade, his quest to bring together clinical and quality strategies with the promise of health IT has consistently uncovered new best-practices—many now serving as a guide for other healthcare organizations navigating the industry’s shift to value-based care.
As the current Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at CHRISTUS Health, Dr. Bagchi drives clinical and quality strategy by leading initiatives that advance performance and practice standards across one of the largest and most progressive health networks in the US and Latin America. He provides the vision and direction for a diverse list of system functions including: system quality/risk, care management, clinical informatics, telehealth, hospitalists, emergency medicine and clinical analytics. This broad area of focus has equipped Dr. Bagchi with uncommon insights into the challenges and opportunities facing today’s health systems as they move towards highly-reliable care delivery.
A board certified internal medicine physician, Dr. Bagchi previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer for Methodist Health System, a seven-hospital health system in Texas. He was recruited to Methodist to build a clinical informatics platform and department around the organization’s quality and patient safety initiatives. Dr. Bagchi earned his medical degree from Indiana University and completed the Internal Medicine residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served as a Harvard teaching fellow. His insights have appeared in numerous trade publications, and he is sought after regularly to speak on informatics, quality and performance excellence. In 2018, Dr. Bagchi was named to the prestigious Becker’s Top 100 Health System Chief Medical Officers to know in the US.