PhilBeckett-Alternate-300x300 Phil Beckett, PhD

Phil is the Chief Technology Officer and Privacy and Security Officer with Greater Houston Healthconnect, our community health information exchange in SE Texas. Formerly trained in biochemistry and metabolism at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, Phil came to Houston as a post-doctoral fellow to study protein metabolism at the Children’s Nutrition Research Center. At Texas Children’s Hospital he developed a rapid amino acid assay used to perform protein clamps and measure insulin sensitivity in children with diabetes.

Phil kickstarted his IT career in the neonatal ICU writing interfaces to capture data electronically from monitoring systems. He cofounded a startup, RosettaMed as a developer for patient data capture applications with interfaces to electronic health records. He led the sale of the company to Kryptiq Corporation and worked there on secure clinical messaging before joining Baylor College of Medicine to lead their clinical information systems implementation.

Phil has been with Greater Houston Healthconnect for two years where security of patient records and the connections between small provider offices and large hospitals is helping to transform delivery of healthcare.

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