Richard Tayrien, MD, will become HCA's Chief Health Information Officer, a new position, effective Sept. 21. Tayrien, 56, will lead an expanding team of clinicians and informaticists and be responsible for the continued development and implementation of hCare, HCA's program for advanced health information technologies. Currently, Tayrien is Vice President, Clinical Information Systems for Catholic Healthcare West, where he is responsible for strategy, development and implementation of clinical information systems. He previously was Regional Medical Director for Clinical Informatics at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center/Barrow Neurological Institute. Tayrien practiced internal medicine for the first 18 years of his career.