Informatics Research Seminar: Overview of the Duke Center for Health Informatics

September 22 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker: W. Ed Hammond, PhD
Presented from Duke University



Dr Hammond will give an overview of the Duke Center for Health Informatics, and our progress over the past year, including DCHI rationale, mission, formation, structure, affiliation with the center, In the presentation, he will also discuss the Health Informatics degree programs at Duke and the objectives of each, recent progress and recent curricular development, and National programs for Health IT education and workforce development.


W. Ed Hammond, PhD is the Director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI) and has extensive experience in the design and implementation of electronic health records, starting in 1970.  Dr. Hammond’s academic and industry leadership include, past president of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and AMIA Board member,  President and Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, three terms as Chair of Health Level Seven and HL7 committees, two terms as the Convenor of ISO Technical Committee 215, Working Group 2 and the current  Ambassador to Developing Countries and the chair of the Joint Initiative Council of ISO/CEN/HL7. He was Chair of the Data Standards Working Group of the Connecting for Health Public-Private Consortium and serves on the Board of the eHealth Initiative. He also served as Chair of the Computer-based Patient Record Institute and on the CPRI Board. He was a Chair of ACM SIGBIO, is an advisor to the American Hospital Association on health data standards and related matters, and chair of the Steering Committee for the Rockefeller-sponsored Open Enterprise eHealth Architecture Framework Project.Dr. Hammond served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Patient Safety Data Standards.  He was a member of the National Library of Medicine Long Range Planning Committee and a member of the Healthcare Information Technology Advisory Panel of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  He has served on a number of NIH review committees, testified on a number of occasions for NCVHS, and has presented to several IOM committees. Dr. Hammond has served and is serving on a number of editorial boards, and has published over 300 technical articles.