Robert Budman, MD
Dr. Budman recently joined Nuance as a Chief Medical Information Officer, primarily supporting the CAPD and CDI lines of business. Dr. Budman served as Chief Medical Information Officer at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, GA from 2015 – 2019 where he rebuilt VT phophylaxis workflow in Epic, thus lowering Piedmont’s VTE rate to one the best in the nation. In addition, Dr. Budman was the executive champion to contract, build and lead physician training and support for Dragon Medical One and Dragon Medical Advisor. Dr. Budman is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Informatics.

RBudman’s stories

Rural hospitals are struggling to stay in business. What can we learn from these closures?

This article was first published on February 3, 2020, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Over the last decade, rural and critical access hospitals have been closing their doors at an alarming rate. Approximately 100 rural hospitals are no longer open for business—putting thousands of people out of work and many more at risk from a […]

Ready for 2020? Put training at the top of your new year priorities.

The widespread availability of a diverse range of healthcare information technologies is staggering and awesome. Never before have healthcare providers had such vast and, indeed, good tools and technologies at their disposal—tools that promise improvements to patient outcomes, financial impact, sharing of useful data, and provider satisfaction at work. At the same time, however, too […]

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The Way Forward: An eye on future healthcare technologies

This article was first published on November 1, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Throughout this series, I wrote how critical access and rural hospitals face the same day-to-day struggles that larger healthcare organizations do. The difference is that the challenges are amplified in critical access settings because of limited resources. It’s no secret that many rural hospitals operate […]

The Way Forward: Key advice when upgrading or deploying new technologies

This article was first published on October 1, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Healthcare organizations continue to focus effort and attention on combating physician burnout to not only improve the health and wellbeing of providers, but also to have a positive impact on patient care, safety, satisfaction, and quality; physician retention and turnover; and organizational financial […]

The Way Forward: Physician retention and turnover in critical access and rural hospitals

This article was first published on July 15, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Rural health facilities and critical access hospitals face the same inherent operating challenges as larger and urban organizations; the difference, however, is that the impact of each is heightened in more rural environments. Physician recruitment and retention are no different. The […]

The Way Forward: Physician burnout

This article was first published on July 15, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Over my career, I have had the privilege of working in a wide variety of family medicine practices, emergency departments, urgent care centers, and hospitals around the globe and at organizations large and small. I find it highly rewarding to […]