Stewart Ferguson, PhD

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Stewart Ferguson, PhD is the CIO for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) located in Anchorage Alaska. Dr. Ferguson has primary responsibility for Health IT operations for the Alaska Native Medical Center, the largest Native hospital in the U.S.

Dr. Ferguson was previously the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) with primary responsibility for the expansion of a single patient record EHR throughout the Alaska Tribal Health System. As Director of Telehealth for ANTHC, he was also responsible for the design and development of the AFHCAN telehealth program.

Dr. Ferguson is a past President of the American Telemedicine Association, founded the National Telehealth Technology Assessment Center, and is a founding member and past-Chairman of the Board for the Northwest Regional Telehealth Resource Center providing support to telehealth systems in 8 states and the Pacific Islands. Dr. Ferguson served on the Alaska Governor’s Broadband Task Force, the National Quality Forum’s Telehealth Measures Committee, Cerner’s CIO Council, and the Board of the Alaska eHealth Exchange. Dr. Ferguson has more than 30 years of progressive computer and research experience in academic, industrial, biomedical, and business environments.  He holds both MS and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering, and BS degrees in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering.