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The Homer R. Warner Award is named for Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of informatics and the founder of the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Utah. A cash prize is awarded for the AMIA Annual Symposium paper chosen that best describes approaches to improving computerized information acquisition, knowledge data acquisition and management, and experimental results documenting the value of these approaches. The candidate papers are drawn from the distinguished paper nominees and the selection of the recipient is made by the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Past Winners


Tailoring Rule-Based Data Quality Assessment to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Network (PCORnet) Common Data Model (CDM)

  • Yahia Mohamed, MBChB, M.S, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Xing Song, PhD, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
  • Tamara M McMahon, MA, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Suman Sahil, MBA, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Meredith Zozus, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Zhan Wang, PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Lemuel R Waitman, PhD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO


Extracting and Learning Fine-grained Labels from Chest Radiographs

  • Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood
  • Ken Wong, Joy Wu
  • Ashutosh Jadhav
  • Orest Boyko


Lagged Correlations among Physiological Variables as Indicators of Consciousness in Stroke Patients

  • Tahsin Yavuz, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Jan Claassen, Columbia University
  • Samantha Kleinberg, Stevens Institute of Technology


Enhancing a Commercial EMR with an Open, Standards-based Publish-subscribe Infrastructure

  • S. Narus
  • N. Rahman
  • D. Mann
  • S. He
  • P. Haug


Inferring Clinical Correlations from EEG Reports with Deep Neural Learning

  • Travis R. Goodwin
  • Sanda M. Harabagiu


Expanding access to high-quality plain-language patient education information through context-specific hyperlinks

  • Jessica S. Ancker
  • Elizabeth Mauer
  • Diane Hauser
  • Neil Calman


SOEMPI: A Secure Open Enterprise Master Patient Index Software Toolkit for Private Record Linkage

  • C. Toth
  • E. Durham, Vanderbilt University
  • M. Kantarcioglu
  • Y. Xue
  • B. Malin


Patient Encounters and Care Transitions in One Community Supported by Automated Query-based Health Information Exchange

  • T. Campion
  • J. Vest
  • J. Ancker
  • R. Kaushal


Clinical Information System Services and Capabilities Desired for Scalable, Standards‐Based, Service‐oriented Decision Support: Consensus Assessment of the Health Level 7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group

  • Kensaku Kawamoto


The EpiCanvas Infectious Disease Weather Map: an Interactive Visual Exploration of Temporal and Spatial Correlations

  • Per Gesteland
  • Y. Livnat, N. Galli
  • M. Samore
  • A. Gundlapalli


Conditional Outlier Detection for Clinical Alerting,

  • M. Hauskrecht
  • M. Valko
  • I. Batal
  • G. Clermont
  • S. Visweswaran
  • G. Cooper


MedEx – A Medication Information Extraction System for Clinical Narratives

  • Hua Xu


Development and Evaluation of a Clinical Note Section Header Terminology,

  • Joshua Denny


Critical Issues in an Electronic Documentation System

  • Charlene R. Weir, RN, PhD, VA SLC
  • Jonathan R. Nebecker, MS, MD


Evaluating the Impact and Costs of Deploying an Electronic Medical Record System to Support TB Treatment in Peru

  • Hamish S. F. Fraser, MDChB, MSc
  • Joaquin Blaya, MS
  • Sharon S. Choi, MS
  • Cesar Bonilla, MD
  • Darius Jazayeri, MEng


Physician Use of Electronic Medical Records: Issues and Successes with Direct Data Entry and Physician Productivity

  • Paul D. Clayton

2003 (Two honorees)

Using Adaptive Turnaround Documents to Electronically Acquire Structured Data in a Clinical Setting

  • Paul G. Biondich
  • V. Anand
  • S.M. Downs
  • C.J. McDonald

Use-centered Development of a Web-based Preschool Vision Screening Tool

  • David P. Taylor
  • B.E.Bray
  • N. Staggers
  • R.J. Olson


Using Point of Service Clinical Documentation to Reduce Variability in Charge Capture

  • S.N. Thorton, PhD
  • H. Yu, MD
  • and R.M. Gardner, PhD


The Effects on Clinician Ordering Patterns of a Computerized Decision Support System for Neuroradiology Imaging Studies

  • David L. Sanders, MD


A Randomized Controlled Trial of Automated Term Composition

  • P.L. Elkin, MD
  • K.R. Bailey, PhD
  • C.G. Chute, MD, DrPH


The UMLS Knowledge Source Server: a versatile Internet based research tool

  • McCray AT
  • Razi AM
  • Bangalore AK
  • Browne AC
  • Stavri PZ


The Informatics Superhighway: Prototyping on the World Wide Web

  • J.J. Cimino, MD
  • S.A. Socratous
  • R. Grewal, MBA


The Design and Evaluation of a Pen-based Computer System for Structured Data Entry, A.D. Poon and L.M. Fagan, Section on Medical Informatics Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

  • PEN-Ivory


Using a Hospital Information System to Assess the Effects of Adverse Drug Events

  • R. Scott Evans, PhD
  • D.C. Classen, MD,
  • L.E. Stevens, MS,
  • S.L. Pestotnik, RPh,
  • R.M. Gardner, PhD,
  • J.F. Lloyd, BS
  • J.P. Burke, MD