Physician informatics pioneer Brent James, M.D., has been named a winner of a 2005 Health Quality Award by the National Council for Quality Assurance, the not-for-profit quality certification organization announced Feb. 25.
James is the executive director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research and vice president of medical research at the Salt Lake City-based integrated delivery system, Intermountain Health Care.
The awards are presented every two years to honor individuals and organizations for their work in improving the quality of healthcare in the United States.
Other winners include Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.); actress Mary Tyler Moore, international chairwoman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since 1984; and Marion Nestle, a professor at New York University.
David Brailer, M.D., HHS' national coordinator for health information technology, is scheduled to introduce James at the awards ceremony March 15 in Washington.
James came to IHC in 1986 from the Harvard School of Public Health, where he was an assistant professor of biomedical computing.