CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare magazines ranked Dr. Robert M. Wah, chief medical officer and vice president of CSC's North American Public Sector business unit, number nine in their annual ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives, published in May. Readers from both magazines nominated 4,300 physician executives for the fifth annual ranking. Of the top 100 most-nominated candidates, nearly 28,000 ballots were cast to determine the top 50. This year, Dr. Wah advanced in his ranking from number 10 in last year's poll.
"We congratulate Robert on this recognition of his achievements," said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC's North American Public Sector. "This prestigious ranking represents Robert's commitment and dedication to transforming healthcare with better information for better decisions, as well as forging a vision for health information technology at the local, regional and national levels."
Currently, Dr. Wah is leading CSC's strategic health initiative to harness thought leadership and experience across the company's public, commercial and global healthcare business lines. This initiative was created to help CSC offer technology solutions to support President Obama's stimulus package and healthcare reform activity.
Dr. Wah continues to be an active leader within the overall healthcare industry, serving on multiple boards and teaching at educational institutions. He is a recognized expert and regularly speaks at industry conferences. On May 18, 2009, he spoke at the Health IT Summit convened by Senator Mark Warner (Va.) about lessons learned from other countries deploying health information technology. He shared the stage with David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and other government leaders.
Prior to joining CSC, Dr. Wah served as acting deputy national coordinator for health information technology at HHS. He also worked for the Military Health System in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the associate chief information officer and director of information management. In addition, he served 23 years in the Navy Medical Corps, most recently at the rank of captain. Dr. Wah graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Oregon and received an M.D. from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine. In 2008, he graduated from the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.74 billion for the 12 months ended April 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.