This year, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems will honor five physician executives with its annual awards for achievement in the field of applied medical informatics.
The fourth annual AMDIS awards, co-sponsored by Modern Physician, will be presented at the 12th annual Physician-Computer Symposium July 23-25 at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. The winners are:
- Bruce Berg, M.D., chief medical information officer, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla.
- Brian Jacobs, M.D., chairman, Clinical Informatics Outcomes Research Group, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
- Randolph Miller, M.D., chairman of the division of biomedical informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn., nominated for "a litany of achievement" over three decades.
- Margaret Quinn, M.D., chief medical information officer, Meridian Health System, Neptune, N.J.
- Elliott Sternberg, M.D., chief medical officer and senior vice president for clinical quality and health improvement, St. Joseph Health System, Orange, Calif.
Nominees and winners this year reflect a heightened interest in computerized physician order entry systems and clinical system adoption issues, says AMDIS executive director Rich Rydell.
Clinical expertise, not formal computer training, is a common characteristic of the winners, Rydell notes.
"Respect by colleagues is key," he says.