The mission of the Dental Informatics Working Group is to serve as the focus for individuals and organizations with interest or involvement in health informatics with an emphasis on dental informatics. It is important to serve as a means of communication with other healthcare and informatics specialties to better improve all healthcare applications. The groups emphasis is on the sharing of expertise and experiences in the use of dental information systems, computer technology, and communications to improve patient care, research, and education.
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Dr. Heather K. Hill Memorial Webinar Series
The AMIA Dental Informatics Working Group (DI-WG) leadership is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dr. Heather K. Hill Memorial webinar series consisting of 12 webinars in fond memory of our dearest Heather who passed away on April 30, 2011. She was also the DI-WG co-chair at that time and made significant contributions to the dental informatics field and community.
With the generous sponsorship and support of Dr. Heather K. Hill Foundation and Dr. Daniel J. Pihlstrom (Dr. Heather Hill’s husband) we are able to offer the 12 webinars for free to non-AMIA members. The inaugural webinar in this series will be presented by Dr. Mark Engelstad, Dr. Mike Grove and Mr. Jeff Emch from Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, where Heather was faculty at the time of her death.
Scheduled webinars and the registration link will appear in the AMIA Webinar Education Center.
Brief biography of Dr. Heather K. Hill: Dr. Heather Kraemer Hill, born on Sept. 10, 1973, in St. Paul, Minn., was the daughter of Gayle and Brian Hill. She earned a Bachelor of Science in 1996 and a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2000 from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in biomedical informatics in 2010 from Oregon Health & Sciences University. In 1997 she married Dr. Daniel Pihlstrom, in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition to her husband, Daniel, she is also survived by her daughters, Kira and Raquel Pihlstrom of Lake Oswego. She died on April 30, 2011 in Portland.