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AMIA honors informatics professionals who are improving health, changing the world
Date:10/20/2011

policy formulation related to the medical informatics agenda. Throughout her career, Dr. McGowan's passion has been public policy and its effect on clinical informatics.

Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics

Recognizes an individual for a specific technological, research, or educational contribution that advances biomedical informatics. The recipient's work will have been conducted in a nonprofit setting, and the adoption of the particular advance will be on a national or international level.

R. Scott Evans, senior medical informaticist consultant in the Department of Medical Informatics at Intermountain Healthcare and a professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at University of Utah, has applied his interests in computerized decision support, the selection and management of anti-infective agents, and computer methods to produce clinical tools that help reduce adverse drug events, help reduce adverse medical device events, and help reduce venous thrombolytic events. He has also used computerized methods to identify patients who need isolation, to reduce hospital-acquired infections, and to report notifiable diseases. A number of these computerized tools are clinically operational at all 22 hospitals at Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Evans is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).


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