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Historic ACMI Biography

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Brian Haynes is an internist and clinical epidemiologist. He is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Professor of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario Canada, and founded the Health Information Research Unit there in 1987. His main interests are in the reliable retrieval, communication, dissemination and uptake of health care research that has been validated in sound clinical trials and observational studies. His early research included development and testing of interventions to help patients follow recommendations for medical care. He is one of the founders of Evidence-Based Medicine (along with David Sackett, Peter Tugwell, Gordon Guyatt, and Deborah Cook) and led a group that proposed and initiated more informative abstracts (ìstructured abstractsî) for clinical journals. He pioneered the development and deployment of direct use by clinicians of Medline and other bibliographic resources, and search filters for bibliographic databases to improve the yield of clinically relevant, scientifically sound articles. He is the founding editor of ACP Journal Club.


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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