UCSF's Louie joins First DataBank

SAN BRUNO, Calif. Clifton Louie, former executive director of clinical services for the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center has joined First DataBank as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

First DataBank provides drug databases that are used within information systems that touch every aspect of healthcare.

Louie, while at UCSF also served as associate dean for the school of pharmacy, where he was responsible for management of multiple departments within UCSF Medical Center including Pharmaceutical Services, Clinical Laboratories, Anatomic Pathology, Radiology, Radiation, Oncology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurodiagnostics and Health Information Management Services.

According to Don Nielsen, president of First DataBank, “As First DataBank continues to design our leading drug information databases to address such industry issues as electronic health records, e-prescribing and physician order entry, Cliff’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable in advancing our efforts.”

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