Robert Hoyt

Robert Hoyt MD FACP received his undergraduate education at the University of Virginia and his medical education at Virginia Commonwealth University. While still on active duty in the US Navy he became interested and involved with multiple implementations of health information technology.

As a result of this experience and additional education at Stanford University, he created a Medical (Health) Informatics program at the University of West Florida in 2004. He noted early on that there were no current and practical textbooks on the subject so he launched Health Informatics: Practical Guide for Healthcare and Information Technology Professionals in 2007. The sixth edition was launched in 2014 and is available in print, PDF and Kindle versions. Textbook information is available on All book proceeds will be donated to educational initiatives.

Dr. Hoyt has also been involved with clinical and informatics research over the past decade and he has published and lectured extensively in these areas. He is a reviewer for McMaster Online Review of Evidence (MORE) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).