Rita D. Zielstorff, an internationally recognized expert in clinical informatics and a registered nurse, began her career working with medication order entry, clinical documentation and clinical terminologies. In 2000, she became a clinical designer and product manager in e-health systems; her products included a patient portal and a referral management system. More recently, she has audited the implementation of a clinical information system, evaluated a web-based portal for clinicians, and assisted an academic medical center to achieve promised benefits from their clinical information systems. Ms. Zielstorff has authored more than 70 publications in nursing and healthcare informatics, dating back to 1975.
Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics
Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution over the course of a career in health policy, conducted in accordance with the philosophy that all citizens and populations deserve a state-of-the-art health system that provides safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable health care services. The recipient exemplifies visionary leadership in the health policy realm, action-oriented advocacy work producing a regional, national or global result, advancement in thought leadership, that generates a sustainable contribution to the health system.
Julie McGowan, professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Knowledge Informatics and Translation at Indiana University School of Medicine, is also a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute. During a career that spanned nearly 40 years, Dr. McGowan's work has had national impact, not only affecting the four medical schools where she served as an administrator with excellence, but also through her research on the effect of health IT and HIE on health care, and through her work in
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