Three distinguished alumni of the UC Davis School of Medicine were honored for their contributions to medicine and service to the university and the community at the 25th Alumni Day Reunion Dinner in Sacramento on May 14. Simon Cohn, a nationally recognized expert and leader on health-information policy whose groundbreaking work on electronic health records has had a major impact on the national health-care landscape.
Hewlett-Packard recently pledged $25 million to help Lucile Packard Children's Hospital carry out a major expansion to double its size and conduct a joint research effort, using sophisticated computer analysis to improve treatment protocols and safety procedures by scientists at the hospital and at HP Labs. AMIA Board Member and ACMI Fellow Atul Butte, MD, PhD, is the director of the Children’s Hospital Center for Pediatric Bioinformatics, and he is working on the partnership with HP scientists. Dr.
ACMI Fellow William M. Tierney, MD, president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, and Associate Dean for Clinical Effectiveness Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, received a 2011 Distinguished Investigator Award presented at the Clinical and Translational Research and Education Meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Tierney received the National Award for Career Achievement and Contribution to Clinical and Translational Science.
A group of AMIA leaders published a paper titled, Biomedical Informatics: Changing What Physicians Need to Know and How They Learn in the April edition of Academic Medicine, the peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The paper discusses the explosive growth of biomedical complexity and calls for a shift in the paradigm of medical decision-making—from a focus on the power of an individual brain to the collective power of brain systems. The lead author is AMIA and ACMI leader William W.