The HWCIR was honored today to have a visit from Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. A reception and luncheon were held at the HWCIR offices at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah.
Dr. Lindberg is truly a luminary in the medical informatics profession. He has been a pioneer in applying computer technology to healthcare for over five decades. Prior to his appointment at the U.S. National Library of Medicine in 1984, he was a professor of information science and a professor of pathology at the University of Missouri. He was elected the first president of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He has also served on the Computer Science and Engineering Board of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Council of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. More information about Dr. Lindberg is available at the U.S. National Library of Medicine website.
In attendance today were Dr. Homer R. Warner, HWCIR executive director Dr. Peter Haug, Intermountain Healthcare pulmonologist Dr. Alan H. Morris, and medical informaticists and staff members from the HWCIR.
Photos by Rudy Van Bree.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The HWCIR lost a dear friend and colleague this week. Carr Smith, PhD, died on March 18, 2012 after suffering a massive heart attack two days prior. Dr. Smith, one of our medical informaticists, had been serving as the executive director of Intermountain Healthcare's software development alliance with GE Healthcare at the time of his death.
The University of Utah
|Carr and Koralie Smith at the HWCIR grand opening event|
Photo by Rudy Van Bree