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AMDIS Awards
 
The AMDIS Awards for excellence, outstanding achievement and special recognition in Applied Medical Informatics are presented by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems. These awards honor individuals and/or organizations for successful application of information systems/technology in the practice of medicine.

2013 - AMDIS winners

AMDIS Awards: 2013 recipients

By Joseph Conn
June 22, 2013
Four physician informaticists and the head of a statewide health information exchange organization have won the 14th annual AMDIS Awards for outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics.
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Leading the way in Idaho

By Joseph Conn
June 22, 2013
Maybe Scott Carrell was born to health information technology leadership, or maybe it was thrust upon him. Or possibly both.
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ER doc makes fast IT transition

By Joseph Conn
June 22, 2013
Time isn't always on Dr. Ryun Harper's side.
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From computer geek to IT guru

By Joseph Conn
June 22, 2013
Dr. Davis Lee, unlike many physician informaticists, was a bit of a computer geek before becoming a doc.
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Making the quality connection

By Joseph Conn
June 22, 2013
From the beginning, the federal government sought to leverage the meaningful-use requirements in the electronic health-record incentive payment program to get providers to think about what the systems might do besides taking, storing and regurgitating patient records.
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Delivering fast results

By Joseph Conn
June 22, 2013
Dealing with two new owners and meeting seven new quality metrics in just five months has made for a frenetic year for Dr. Robert White at his Albuquerque medical practice.
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2012 - AMDIS winners

IT in action

By Joseph Conn
June 23, 2012
Three physicians and one organization are winners of the 2012 awards for outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.
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Getting connected

By Joseph Conn
June 23, 2012
HealtheLink, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based regional health information organization also known as Western New York Clinical Information Exchange, is the lone organizational winner of an AMDIS award this year.
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Bundles of quality

By Joseph Conn
June 23, 2012
AMDIS award winner Dr. Steve Arendt and his colleagues at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., saw the number of cases of ventilator-acquired pneumonia drop to zero during the past year while caregivers for stroke patients...
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Aid for first responders

By Joseph Conn
June 23, 2012
Dr. James Killeen is the master of wireless emergency response. AMDIS award winner Killeen is an associate clinical professor of medicine in the emergency and hyperbaric medicine departments at the University of California at San Diego and the developer of WebCharts, an EHR system for the...
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Ready for moving day

By Joseph Conn
June 23, 2012
Aug. 28, 2011, was moving day for the last patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the 102-year-old, 226-bed hospital in Washington where former President Dwight Eisenhower and hundreds of thousands of other veterans from America's many wars, from World War I to Afghanistan, had received...
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Podcast: Dan Porreca, executive director of HealtheLink, discusses growth, goals of the N.Y. health information exchange (7:35)

By Modern Healthcare
June 23, 2012
In an exclusive interview, Dan Porreca, executive director of HealtheLink, the health information exchange for Western New York, talks with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn. Porreca discusses the growth of the HIE and how it has begun linking with long-term-care facilities, where adoption of...
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2011 - AMDIS winners

Leading the way in informatics

By Joseph Conn
July 11, 2011
Two organizations and six individuals are winners of the 2011 awards for outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems.
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Creating sustainability

By Joseph Conn
July 11, 2011
Bill Beighe is the only nonphysician among the six individual AMDIS award winners this year. Beighe is chief information officer of the 300-provider, 100-location Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz (Calif.) and CIO of the 600-plus-member Santa Cruz Health Information Exchange.
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A coordinated approach

By Joseph Conn
July 11, 2011
Dr. Larry Holder is the chief medical information officer at Decatur (Ill.) Memorial Hospital and physician champion of an award-winning health IT program.
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A double win for MetroHealth

By Joseph Conn
July 11, 2011
Cleveland came away with two AMDIS award winners this year—the MetroHealth System and its chief medical informatics officer, Dr. David Kaelber.
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IT does the documentation

By Joseph Conn
July 11, 2011
Dr. Peter Park is a commander in the U.S. Navy and deputy director for clinical informatics with the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
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Making IT do the right thing

By Joseph Conn
July 11, 2011
Dr. Carol Steltenkamp is “one of those” physician technology leaders, excelling at many tasks.
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2010 - AMDIS winners

Putting IT to work

By Joseph Conn
July 12, 2010
The nine winners of this year's annual awards for outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics from the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems share a common theme, according to AMDIS President William Bria—they know how to employ information technology to get the...
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2009 - AMDIS winners

AMDIS awards recognize eight for health IT achievements

By Elizabeth Gardner
July 13, 2009
Getting a healthcare institution to embrace meaningful clinical automation takes dedication, drive and deep knowledge of what clinicians need. For 10 years, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems has recognized outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics.
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2008 - AMDIS winners

AMDIS Awards honor advancement of health IT

July 21, 2008
Five physician informaticists and four healthcare organizations are winners of the 2008 Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems' Awards for excellence and achievement in applied medical informatics. The winners reflect "an explosion of applied medical informatics in the world," says...
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2007 - AMDIS winners

Six collect AMDIS awards

By Jay Greene
July 16, 2007
Four physicians and two organizations have been named winners of the 10th annual AMDIS awards for excellence and achievement in applied medical informatics by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, an 1,800-member professional membership organization based in Lake Almanor,...
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2006 - AMDIS winners

Winning strategies

By Rebecca Mielcarski
July 01, 2006
The 2006 AMDIS award winners for distinction in applied medical informatics are all working toward one common goal: to implement an electronically based record system that will create a faster, more-accurate medical practice within their healthcare system.
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2005 - AMDIS winners

IT bandwagon

By Andis Robeznieks
July 01, 2005
The winners of the 2005 AMDIS awards for excellence and achievement in applied medical informatics have learned how to get people to buy into their programs for using health information technology: Loads of preparation; documentation of existing problems with explanations of how IT will solve those...
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2004 - AMDIS winners

Passionate about care

By Joseph Conn
July 12, 2004
AMDIS winners use computers to improve medical quality.
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