Bio - Col. Claude Hines Jr.
COL Claude Hines Jr. is the Deputy Program Executive Officer (DPEO), Innovation and Delivery (I&D) for the Military Health System, Joint Medical Information Systems (JMIS). He is responsible for improving speed to market of MHS Information Management/Information Technology products and removing barriers to effective and timely program office execution. He also serves as the liaison with the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and works to align their resources with the JMIS priorities and to help with the transition of their products into the JMIS portfolio.
Prior to his role as DPEO, I&D, COL Hines was the Program Manager for the Defense Health Information Management System. He was responsible for integrating our home station clinical information management/information technology solutions such as AHLTA—the military’s electronic health record—and scaling those capabilities for use within the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) “Family of Systems.” Previously, Col. Hines was PM for the Theater Medical Information Program-Joint (TMIP-J) where he was responsible for integration of the Theater automated information systems and management of multiple contracts valued at over $50 million annually. Previous to that assignment, Col. Hines was the Product Manager for the Army’s TMIP infrastructure office, Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4). During his tenure at MC4, he was responsible for first
deploying the TMIP software suite to the field during OIF/OEF.
Col. Hines’ past assignments include: Chief of Logistics and S-4 for the dual mission Würzburg Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) and the 67th Combat Support Hospital in Germany; PM for the Laboratory Integrated Delivery System at the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa.; Chief, Customer Support in the Directorate of Contracting, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), Washington, D.C.; Chief, Medical Materiel, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Washington, D.C.; Battalion S-4, 85th Medical Battalion, Fort Meade, Md.; and Commander of Delta Company, WRAMC, Fort Myer, Va. COL Hines began his career with the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps as the Medical Platoon Leader for Headquarters and Battery 56th Field Artillery Command in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany.
Col. Hines was an ROTC cadet at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. He continued his formal education at Central Michigan University earning a master’s in Health Services Administration. Col. Hines’ military education includes the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Basic Officer Course, the AMEDD Advanced Officer Course where he was the Distinguished Honor Graduate and Carmack Medal Awardee, the Army Medical Logistics Officer Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Resident Army Command and General Staff College, and the Defense System Management College’s Advanced Program Manager’s Course.
Col. Hines is a recipient of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Outstanding Medical Information Management Executive Award and the Army Medical Department Order of Military Medical Merit. He is also an Honorary Member of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Regiment, a certified U.S. Army Acquisition Professional in Program Management (Level III), Contracting (Level II), and certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional.