Meet AMIA's EHR Task Force
Thomas H. Payne, MD
Payne is a UW associate professor of medicine and attending physician in the General Internal Medicine Center at UWMC-Roosevelt. He also serves as UW Medicine's medical director of information technology services and is interested in how information technology can better help support patients and health professionals.
Sarah Corley, MD
Corley is CMO at NextGen, and EHR vendor. She continues to serve part-time as a primary care internist in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.
Theresa A. Cullen, MD
Cullen serves as CMIO at the Veterans Health Administration. She also leads VHA’s Health Informatics service areas including Human Factors, Knowledge Based Systems, Applied Informatics Services, and the broadly recognized Barcode program.
Tejal K. Gandhi, MD
Ganhi is president of theNational Patient Safety Foundation, president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation, the NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, and the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety. She is well known at the national level for her patient safety advocacy.
Linda Harrington, RN
Harrington, a nurse executive, specializes in health IT strategy and leading nursing organizations into the digital age. She served as vice president and chief nursing informatics officer at Catholic Health Initiatives, Texas Dision, from 2011 to April 2015.
Gilad J. Kuperman, MD
Kuperman is director, interoperability informatics at New York Presbyterian Hospital. From 1992-2003, he worked in the Information Systems Department at Partners HealthCare System in Boston, where he focused on the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical decision support systems.
Ellen Makar, RN
Makar is senior policy advisor at the Office of Consumer eHealth, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. In her role, Makar promotes the adoption of consumer focused health information technology solutions to meet the triple aim of better health, better healthcare, and lower cost.
John E. Mattison, MD
Mattison is assistant medical director and CMIO at Kaiser Permanente. He has worked in developing national standards as founder of the open source initiative that led to the international XML standards for health record exchange known as the Clinical Document Architecture, or CDA, and the Continuity of Care Document, CCD.
David P. McCallie Jr., MD
McCallie represents Cerner Corp, where he serves as senior vice president, medical informatics. He is director of the Cerner Medical Informatics Institute. McCallie is responsible for a research and development team focused on developing innovations at the intersection of computer science and clinical medicine.
Clement J. McDonald, MD
McDonald is director, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine. Long before meaningful use, McDonald and a few colleagues took it upon themselves to develop what is widely viewed as the first EMR system in the country.
Paul C. Tang, MD
Tang is vice president and chief innovation and technology officer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. He joined PAMF in 1998 and directed the implementation of the EHR there, the first large medical group practice in California to use an EHR. In 2001, PAMF collaborated with Epic to create the MyChart patient portal and was the first in the country to implement it.
William M. Tierney, MD
Tierney is president and CEO, Regenstrief Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His research focuses on implementing EHRs in hospital and outpatient venues in Indiana and in East Africa, where his team of developers implemented sub-Saharan African’s first ambulatory EHR.
Charlotte Weaver, RN
Weaver is senior vice president and chief clinical officer at Gentiva Health Services in Atlanta. From 1999 to 2008 she served as chief nurse officer for Cerner, the first CNO in the IT industry.
Charlene R. Weir, RN
Weir is associate professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics; associate director for education and evaluation, SLC GRECC; investigator in the SLC IDEAS VA HSR&D center, University of Utah.
Michael H. Zaroukian, MD