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Indianapolis doc recognized as one of nation's top health info tech experts
Date:11/14/2011

Indianapolis Wishard Health Services chief medical information officer, Paul Dexter, M.D., a Regenstrief Institute investigator, has been named one of America's leading clinical informaticists by Modern Healthcare. The announcement was made earlier today.

Dr. Dexter is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the director of clinical applications at Wishard.

"Dr. Dexter's pioneering work has resulted in improvements in the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of care provided here at Wishard and worldwide," said Lisa E. Harris, M.D., CEO and medical director for Wishard Health Services and also a Regenstrief Institute investigator. "Improving care for patients is at the heart of everything Paul does, and the advances made through his leadership in health information technology have true global impact. There is no one more deserving of this prestigious recognition than Paul."

Modern Healthcare, a leading source of health care business and policy news, research and information, selected 25 medical professionals for its Top Clinical Informaticists list. To develop the list, the magazine reviewed how the individuals excel in using patient care data to improve both the clinical and financial performance of their health care organizations.

"Wishard Health Services is one of the largest safety net health care systems in the nation with more than 1.4 million outpatient visits per year, and is among the highest in quality ratings and lowest in cost. This level of success doesn't just happen. Health care is an information business, and the complex swirl of data on individual patients threatens to drown the practicing doctors and nurses and could actually worsen care. Dr. Paul Dexter has led the informatics evolution revolution, truth be told at Wishard," said William Tierney, M.D., president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute and chief of internal medicine at Wishar
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Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University School of Medicine
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