John Luo, MD, was appointed Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the UC Riverside School of Medicine (UCR School of Medicine) and UCR Health in July 2017 after serving as Interim CMIO since 2016. In this role, Dr. Luo provides leadership for the development and implementation of information systems used in the UCR Health medical practices, aligned with our clinical strategic plan.
Dr. Luo brings extensive knowledge and experience in healthcare to his role as CMIO, having completed a fellowship in medical informatics at University of California Davis, Department of Psychiatry, Davis, California (UC Davis) as well as a fellowship in medical education at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining the UCR School of Medicine, Dr. Luo was senior physician informaticist with the UCLA Health System and director of psychiatric informatics UC Davis.
Dr. Luo is board certified in psychiatry with a subspecialty in clinical informatics. He joined the UCR School of Medicine in March 2015 as a clinical professor of psychiatry and director of the psychiatric residency training program.
Dr. Luo earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas before returning to California to conduct his internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. Dr. Luo is a distinguished fellow and past-president of the Association for Academic Psychiatry and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also served on the Council on Communications for the American Psychiatric Association and is the Gores Informatics Advocacy Chair for the American Association for Technology in Psychiatry. Dr. Luo writes a regular column in Psychiatric News on computer technology in the field of psychiatry.
Dr. Luo currently serves on the UCR School of Medicine Virtual School Committee and recently managed the implementation of the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system across all of the UCR Health physician practices. This was a highly complex and technical project that was executed in an ambitious 10-week time frame. Under Dr. Luo’s leadership, the UCR School of Medicine will continue to develop medical informatics programs to support and enhance our research, education and clinical care missions.