AMIA Honors Stanley Huff, MD with Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics

Monday, December 16, 2013

BETHESDA, MD – The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) presented Stanley M. Huff, MD, FACMI, Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Intermountain Healthcare, with the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics during AMIA’s Annual Symposium, November 15 – 20 in Washington, D.C. 

“AMIA is proud to honor Stanley Huff with the Lindberg Award,” said AMIA Chair Gilad J. Kuperman, MD, PhD, of New York Presbyterian Hospital. “We congratulate Dr. Huff on his exceptional accomplishments and thank him for his esteemed influence on the field of informatics and commitment to AMIA’s mission.”  

The Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics recognizes an individual who exemplifies Dr. Lindberg's continuous commitment to the field, which dramatically altered the scope and extent of informatics' practice and research. A primary theme of Dr. Huff’s career has been the representation of medical data and information in coded and structured form so that it can be processed algorithmically by a computer.  Dr. Huff was one of the participants in the early UMLS (Unified Medical Language System) contracts. He is currently leading the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI), and is a member of the Board of Directors of HL7, a member of the Healthcare Information Technology Standards Committee and the chair of the Clinical LOINC committee.   

AMIA’s Annual Symposium is the premier educational event in the field. The symposium presents leading-edge scientific research on biomedical and health informatics and over 100 scientific sessions. The Symposium presents work from across the spectrum of the informatics field -- translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics and public health informatics.

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AMIA, the leading professional association for informatics professionals, is the center of action for 4,000 informatics professionals from more than 65 countries. As the voice of the nation’s top biomedical and health informatics professionals, AMIA and its members play a leading role in assessing the effect of health innovations on health policy, and advancing the field of informatics. AMIA actively supports five domains in informatics: translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, clinical informatics, consumer health informatics, and public health informatics.