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Historic ACMI Biography

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Joe Hales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, where he is also Director of Health Informatics. He earned a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering with University Honors from Brigham Young University. Dr. Hales then completed a PhD in Medical Informatics at the University of Utah. Prior to his current position, Dr. Hales was a faculty member at Duke University, where he served as the Associate Director of the Training Program in Medical Informatics. In addition to research on clinical vocabularies and data models, his work has focused on electronic information resources and, more recently, on IAIMS infrastructure planning for electronic commerce in health care. His paper on the integration of the gopher protocol with a critical path documentation system is among the first to demonstrate this type of integration of Internet-information resources and clinical applications. Dr. Hales has served as chair of the AMIA Education Committee and has served on the AAMC Medical School Objectives Project (MSOP) Task for Medical Informatics. He was chair of the Scientific Program Committee for the 1999 AMIA Spring Congress. Dr. Hales is now a member of the Board of Directors of AMIA and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Informatics Review.


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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