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Dr. Joel Diamond has been a family practitioner for over 20 years and is currently an active partner at Handelsman Family Practice, a family medicine practice in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Diamond is an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh and serves as Chief Medical Officer for dbMotion, a premier provider of healthcare information integration software that facilitates interoperability and health information exchange (HIE) for health information networks and integrated healthcare delivery systems. Dr. Diamond has extensive clinical and technology experience. Formerly he served as CMIO and chairman of the Physician Advisory Board at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, St. Margaret Memorial Hospital, where he helped achieve 100 percent adoption of CPOE in a community hospital. This is one of the first such successes in the United States. In addition, Dr. Diamond is president of Associates In Technology, a professional services firm that assists healthcare organizations with clinical information technology. A wide range of clients included physician organizations, state medical societies and IT vendors including Misys Healthcare. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Diamond graduated from medical school at the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1988, and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), St. Margaret Memorial Hospital in 1991.

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