Navigation Links
AMIA honors Regenstrief Institute's President and CEO with 2011 Morris F. Collen Award
Date:10/19/2011

William Tierney, MD, is to receive the 2011 Morris F. Collen Award from AMIA, the association for informatics professionals, in recognition of his personal commitment and dedication to informatics, his numerous achievements, and his lasting impression on the field. Dr. Tierney, president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, is Chancellor's Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine and holds the Sam Regenstrief Chair in Health Services Research, where he also serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Effectiveness Research. He serves, too, as Chief of Internal Medicine for Wishard Health Services, the country's third largest safety-net health care system, where much of Regenstrief's informatics development has taken place. As this year's recipient of the Collen Award, Dr. Tierney personifies persistent efforts to advance the field of biomedical and health informatics, and thus, to exalt data-driven and computer-assisted health care as the norm, both in the United States and globally. The Collen Award will be presented to Dr. Tierney at the opening plenary session of AMIA's 35th Annual Symposium on Biomedical and Health Informatics, October 23, in Washington, DC. He also will present the Symposium's Closing Keynote on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 12:15 pm ET.

Dr. Tierney, an international leader in clinical informatics and health services research, currently serves as the chair of AMIA's International Affairs Committee and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) in 1990. He has received more than $40 million as principal investigator in grants and contracts on behalf of informatics research from federal agencies and research foundations, and has published more than 270 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Tierney's research has focused on implementing electronic health record systems (EHRs) in hospitals and outpatient clinics both in Indiana and in East Africa, where his team of developers implemented sub-Saharan Africa's first ambulatory EHR. This ambulatory EHR system has grown to a comprehensive EHR that supports a network of more than 50 primary-care clinics in Kenya that contain more than 100 million observations derivative from more than 3 million visits, from more than 300,000 patients. With help from developers at the Regenstrief Institute, Partners in Health, and the Research Council of South Africa, the system was the model for the open-source 'OpenMRS,' the most widely implemented EHR in the developing world.

Dr. Tierney also helped implement one of the first computer-based provider- order entry (CPOE) systems in the U.S. at Wishard Health Services, Indianapolis, to enhance the quality and efficiency of health care and was the lead author of the only existing randomized, controlled trial of hospital-based CPOE.

Dr. Tierney is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, and a former president of the Society of General Internal Medicine. In 2010, he became only the second President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., one of the nation's oldest and most productive research organizations.

The Collen Award is named after informatics pioneer Morris F. Collen, MD, a founding physician of one of America's most outstanding health management organizations, Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Collen realized the importance of electronic health records as far back as the late 1940s, even before the advent of computers as they are known today.

Past recipients of the Collen Award are:

  • Don E. Detmer, MD (2010)
  • Betsy Humphreys, MLS (2009)
  • Robert A. Greenes, MD (2008)
  • William W. Stead, MD (2007)
  • Edward Hance Shortliffe, MD, Phd (2006)
  • Reed M. Gardner, PhD (2005)
  • Clement J. McDonald, MD (2004)
  • W. Edward Hammond, PhD (2003)
  • Marion J. Ball, EdD (2002)
  • Howard L. Bleich, MD and Warner V. Slack, MD (2001)
  • Jean-Raoul Scherrer, MD, PhD, (2000)
  • Joshua Lederberg, PhD (1999)
  • Robert S. Ledley, DDS (1998)
  • Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD (1997)
  • G. Octo Barnett, MD (1996)
  • Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD (1994)
  • Morris F. Collen, MD (1993)


'/>"/>

Contact: Nancy Light
nlight@amia.org
301-275-1203
American Medical Informatics Association
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell Honors Mountainside Addiction Treatment Center for its Twelve Years of Operating in Connecticut
2. CareTech Solutions Honors Five Hospitals with Rising Star Awards
3. American Kidney Fund Raises Awareness, Honors Kidney Heroes during National Kidney Month
4. AMA Honors Washington State Secretary of Health With Top Government Service Award
5. AMA Honors California County Supervisor With Top Government Service Award
6. AMA Honors Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger With Top Government Service Award
7. AMA Honors Iowa State Representative Mark Smith With Top Government Service Award
8. AMA Honors Florida Senator Don Gaetz With Top Government Service Award
9. AMA Honors Vice Admiral John Mateczun, M.D., With Top Government Service Award
10. AMA Honors Maine Governor John Baldacci With Top Government Service Award
11. AMA Honors U.S. Delegate Donna Christensen, M.D. With Top Government Service Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
AMIA honors Regenstrief Institute's President and CEO  with 2011 Morris F. Collen Award
(Date:7/20/2017)... Valencia, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... July 19, 2017 , ... ... has acquired the Minnesota based Health IT business unit of Constellation Inc., a move ... an already established base of operations in St. Louis, the acquisition is expected to ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... July 19, 2017 , ... A ... that most successful weight loss surgery patients who had received a body contouring procedure ... health and beauty clinic Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), which provides both types of procedures, ...
(Date:7/20/2017)... ... ... “Lucky the Buffalo and Her Adventures”: a collection of heartwarming children’s stories. “Lucky the ... Bieniek Jr. was born in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Woodward High School. He ... married to a brilliant woman with a caring heart named Tiina, who is a hospice ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... ClinicalTrials.gov and the ... You Need to Consider?, **An FDAnews Webinar**, Aug. 2, 2017 — 1:30 p.m. ... “Final Rule for Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information,” is a head-scratcher. After ...
(Date:7/18/2017)... ... July 18, 2017 , ... An inventor from Anacortes, ... "Due to menopause, I have frequent hot flashes, and I suffer from anxiety and ... way to keep cool while out and about." INSTA-FAN meets that need. , This ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)... Corp., also known as ,The Epigenetics Company, announced today the release of ... using the myDNAge ™ test. Based on Horvath,s Clock, so named ... biostatistics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA ... ™ technology is used to analyze DNA methylation patterns of over ... Epigenetic ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... , July 11, 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals ... a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to schedule ... completed Phase IIb trial of its oral insulin capsule ... Phase IIb trial met primary and secondary endpoints by ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. , July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... a $5m Convertible Note to support the development of ... by Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Chinese Internet services ... This funding will advance multiple infectious disease product programs ... Founded by Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: