J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD, FACMI

Year Elected: 
1997
Indiana University School of Medicine
Biography and photograph when elected: 

J. Marc Overhage is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and an Investigator at the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care. Dr. Overhage is also a staff physician at Wishard and Indiana University Hospitals. Dr. Overhage received his MD and PhD from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

After completing fellowship training in medical informatics with Dr. Clement J. McDonald and in clinical pharmacology, Dr. Overhage served as an Information Advisor for Eli Lilly & Company, a major pharmaceutical and information company. Dr. Overhage has more than 15 years of computing experience, including developing one of the earliest commercial object-oriented database systems and real-time data acquisition and control systems. He has applied this experience to the evolution of the Regenstrief Medical Record System, which has been used for more than 25 years and is evolving toward a city-wide electronic patient record. While he has broad interests in the use of informational interventions to modify physician behavior, development of rule-based systems to implement guidelines and protocols has been a major focus of Dr. Overhage's research for the last seven years. Using these tools he is completing two large-scale studies of implementing guidelines in the outpatient and inpatient settings, which examine the impact of process measures, costs, and patient outcomes.

Dr. Overhage is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association Meetings Committee.