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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
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