AMIA Presents Judy Murphy, RN, with Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BETHESDA, MD – The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) honored Judy Murphy, RN, FACMI, FHIMSS, FAAN, with the Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics presented during AMIA’s Annual Symposium, November 15 – 19 in Washington, D.C. 

“AMIA’s Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contributions in Informatics demonstrates our highest recognition for members advocating for biomedical and health informatics in the public policy arena,” said AMIA Chair, Board of Directors, Blackford Middleton, MD, MPH, MSc, FACMI, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. “Judy Murphy’s tenure at ONC and her 25 years at Aurora Health Care, where she managed their achievement of EHR Meaningful Use, exemplify the expertise, passion and spirit that Dr. Detmer has for health policy.”  

The prestigious award was bestowed upon Murphy, Chief Nursing Officer and Director, Global Business Services at IBM Healthcare. Murphy works to advance the vision of using health IT to improve health care, lower costs, and promote consumers’ greater understanding and use of health IT for their own health. She has a long-standing reputation of patient advocacy and maintaining a “patient-centric” point of view. She was previously Chief Nursing Officer and Director of the Office of Clinical Quality and Safety at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services and, prior to that, Vice President-Electronic Health Record Applications at Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, where she led their EHR program.

This award recognizes significant contributions exemplifying the expertise, passion, and spirit that Dr. Detmer has for health policy. Recipients of this award demonstrate commitment to AMIA through membership and support of the organization’s mission by acting as a strong advocate for biomedical and health informatics in the public policy arena.

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.