Lloyd Torres is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also senior director of clinical information systems at ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice organization for Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. As the senior director of clinical information systems, Lloyd is the lead director of current and future-state clinical systems and works closely with clinical and business leadership at CUIMC and to assist a multi-disciplinary team in the design, implementation, workflow optimization, change management, and issue resolution related to clinical and non-clinical applications. He joined CUIMC in September 2016 and was charged with developing the health information management resources to centralize medical records functions and improve electronic health record (EHR) use at ColumbiaDoctors. Prior to joining ColumbiaDoctors, he created and led the ambulatory health information management department at Northwell Health which provided centralized services for over 500+ physician practice locations. At Northwell Health, he worked closely with the ambulatory EHR implementation and optimization teams and was also responsible for scanning and clinical data abstraction in the EHR.
Prior to that, Lloyd was the assistant vice president and the corporate compliance officer at The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, a 320-bed skilled nursing facility that is part of NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System. At Silvercrest, he was responsible for corporate compliance, information systems, medical records, senior housing, public relations, marketing, fundraising/development, grants, emergency preparedness, and unit support services. Preceding Silvercrest, he was the administrator for cardiology at the Tulane University School of Medicine where he oversaw cardiology services for 3 hospitals and numerous clinics throughout New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lloyd received his bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additionally, Lloyd has been an adjunct instructor at Hofstra University’s Master’s in Healthcare Administration program and has also taught at St. John’s University’s Health Services Administration program.
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