Associate Vice President, Medical Director of Information Technology
Elijah “Jamie” Bell III, MD, MS, joined the Health Care District in August 2020 as Associate Vice President and Medical Director of Information Technology. Previously, Dr. Bell was an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Physician Informaticist at the UCLA Department of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Bell works with IT on all matters dealing with physicians and clinical workflow. He is the lead physician champion for the Epic Journey project and coordinates the physician champions for the clinics and inpatient areas. In addition, Dr. Bell leads the clinical informatics team for the enterprise.
Born and raised in Florida, Dr. Bell attended Florida State University, where he obtained a BS in Economics. He then graduated from Harvard Medical School with an MD, and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine while serving as Chief Resident during his final year of residency. He subsequently completed a two-year fellowship in Clinical Informatics at UCLA, where he also obtained a Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics.
Interesting/fun fact: Dr. Bell is a second-generation physician for the Health Care District.