Navigation Links
Regenstrief Institute president to receive national recognition
Date:10/19/2011

INDIANAPOLIS William M. Tierney, M.D., president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, will receive the 2011 Morris F. Collen Award from AMIA, the largest international professional biomedical informatics association, at the opening plenary session of AMIA's 35th Annual Symposium on Biomedical and Health Informatics in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 23.

On Oct. 26, Dr. Tierney, who also is the associate dean for clinical effectiveness research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, will present the symposium's closing keynote address.

Dr. Tierney is being honored with the Collen Award for his "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."

An international leader in biomedical informatics and health services research, Dr. Tierney studies the effects of computer-based interventions to improve health care quality and lower costs of health care delivery. He has received more than $40 million as principal investigator in grants and contracts from federal agencies and research foundations and has published more than 270 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

A graduate of Indiana University and the IU School of Medicine and one of the Regenstrief Institute's first post-graduate trainees, Dr. Tierney has spent his 30-year career as a physician-investigator at Regenstrief and the IU School of Medicine, where he is a Chancellor's Professor and Sam Regenstrief Professor of Health Services Research. He is an associate director of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

Dr. Tierney also is chief of internal medicine for Wishard Health Services where he practices as a hospital-based internist. Wishard is the country's third largest safety net health care system and where much of Regenstrief's informatics development has taken place. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, a master of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a former president of the Society of General Internal Medicine.

He has implemented and studied hospital and outpatient health informatics tools in Indiana and in Africa. He was the founding director of ResNet, one of the oldest and most productive primary care practice-based research networks in the United States.

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. It has grown to a comprehensive EHR that supports a network of more than 50 primary-care clinics in Kenya. This EHR now contains more than 100 million observations derived from more than 3 million visits by 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.


'/>"/>

Contact: Cindy Fox Aisen
caisen@iupui.edu
317-274-7722
Indiana University School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Regenstrief Institute to help improve disability determination through health information technology
2. RXplore: New Regenstrief tool lets docs instantly track down drug reactions
3. Measuring success: Regenstrief helps assess value of investment in health info tech
4. Regenstrief releasing new version of lingua franca needed for electronic health info exchange
5. IU and Regenstrief address critical need for health IT professionals
6. IU-Regenstrief programs targeted to alleviate shortage of health IT workforce
7. Innovation at Regenstrief: Leveraging novel ideas to improve health care
8. AMIA honors Regenstrief Institutes President and CEO with 2011 Morris F. Collen Award
9. Medical Training School, Pima Medical Institute Offering First Bachelor's Degree Program
10. Dana-Farber and Sanford-Burnham Institute license flu-targeting antibodies to Genentech and Roche
11. Laser Spine Institute Honored at the Gridiron Greats Night of Champions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Regenstrief Institute president to receive national recognition
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many ... event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids ... of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... DevOps and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center ... Purchase Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning ... Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed a suite ... regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has been developed ... , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy Free, Non-Dairy*, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a ... health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, ... been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... WESTWOOD, Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers ... by the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through ... , as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, ... 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. ... samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample ... ... system ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth ... and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected ... local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your ... The nine-time Emmy ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: