Curtis Leland Cole, M.D.

Internal Medicine
Curtis Cole

I seek to help patients achieve an informed sense of disease, disease prevention, and health promotion so they can actively participate in their care to define and maintain their own wellness...

Dr. Curtis L. Cole is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College (currently known as Weill Cornell Medical College) in 1994. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency program at The New York Hospital[currently known as NewYork- Presbyterian Hospital (Weill Cornell Campus)]in 1997. After residency Dr. Cole continued at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell as a Clinical Investigator in Medical Informatics. He also completed a course in Leadership Development of Physicians in Academic Health Centers in 1999 at Harvard University. In 2002, Dr. Cole participated in the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University, Executive Development Program.

Dr. Cole is the currently the Chief Information Officer at Weill Cornell, where he is responsible for the core information services that support the research, clinical, education, and administrative functions of the college. Previously, as Chief Medical Information Officer he lead the implementation of a new electronic medical record system. He is also actively involved in the development of computer systems that support Clinical Research and Terminology Services.

Dr. Cole has several active research projects including participation in the national VIVO consortium. VIVO is a semantic web based system to help researchers find one another though a national network. An early version of the system is live at VIVO.Cornell.edu .

At Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (WCIMA), he provides primary care for adults, with clinical expertise in primary care for psychiatric patients, and gay and lesbian health issues. Dr. Cole seeks to help patients achieve an informed sense of disease, disease prevention, and health promotion so they can actively participate in their care to define and maintain their own wellness.

Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care [Medicare]
  • United Health Care

Publications

Papers and Presentations

2008 David Baorto, Tru V. Tran, BS2, Virginia Lorenzi, Adam Cheriff, Curtis Cole. Teminological Reaction, AMIA November 2008 Washington DC.

2008 Milton Paul, Frank Naeymi-Rad, Andrew Kanter, Amy Wang, Curtis Cole, Adam Cheriff - An Interface Medical Terminology Suite: Supports Dynamic Medical Data Collection, Classification, and Analysis. AACH Research and Teaching Forum October 2008, Madison WI.

2007 Ambulatory Systems, Book Chapter in Ong, Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer, HIMSS Books.

2006 Pioneering Medicine's Next Information Frontier, Gartner Healthcare Summit, November 2006, San Diego, CA

2006 Electronic Health Record: Transforming Departments of Internal Medicine, Plenary, Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, October 2006. New Orleans, LA.

2006 The CMIO and the EHR, Panel Moderator, HIMSS NY/NJ, October 2006, New York, NY.

2005 Best of Breed vs Monolithic Systems. CIS Working Group Panel, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC (Oct. 2005)

2005 Vocabulary Supporting Selection and Implementation to Enhance Physician EHR Experience. CIS Working Group Panel, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC (Oct. 2005)

2005 Ambulatory Clinical Information Systems. Guest Lecture – Columbia School of Public Health (Sept. 2005)

2005 The Role of Information Systems in Academic Medical Centers – Guest Lecture – Wagner School of Public Policy, New York University.

2005 Eytan T and Cole CL. The Road to IMO. Epic Systems Physician Advisory Council.

2004 Gropper A and Cole CL. Response to the National Health Information Network (NHIN) Request for Information from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) USDHHS.

2004 Cole CL, Kanter AS, Cummens M, Vostinar S, Naeymi-Rad F. Using a terminology server and consumer search phrases to help patients find physicians with particular expertise. Proc. of the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics: Medinfo 2004.

2003 Cole CL, Tran T, Cheriff A, Israel M. TruData: A System-wide Mapping Solution for Integrating Data from Multiple Sources. Epic Systems User Group, September 2003.

2003 Advanced EMR Implementations. CIS Working Group Panel, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC. 2003

2002 Cole CL Cost Sharing Approaches for IT Accounting. Epic Systems User Group, September 2002.

2002 Cole CL Selling Epic Internally: ROI and Other Buzzwords. Epic Systems User Group, September 2002.

2002 Cole CL Getting past buzz to buy-in: One physician's opinion on how convince reluctant boards to invest in CPOE. Modern Physician: 7/1/2002

2002 Cole CL Healthcare Information Technology Revolution. MIT Enterprise Forum, March 2002, New York City

2002 Cole CL Lessons Regarding the Implementation of Clinical Information Systems. American Hospital of Paris Foundation, New York City, NY

2000 Cole CL .edu.org.com. Presentation at eHealthWorld. New York City.

1999 Cole CL Medical Informatics: What is it and should I care. Presentation to New York Gay and Lesbian Physicians, March 10, 1999 New York City.

1998 Cole CL A Computer-Assisted Management Program for Anti-infective Agents, letter. New England Journal of Medicine: 338; 1775.

1998 Cole CL, Rabunski J Project Management. Presentation at Healthcare Financial Management Education Foundation conference on Selecting and Implementing Information Systems New York City.

Honors and Awards

1996, 1998 David B. Skinner Award for Administrative Stewardship, New York Presbyterian Hospital.