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The IEEE (http://www.ieee.org/index.html), the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, has elevated Dr. Sameer Antani (https://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/personnel/sameer-antani) to the grade of IEEE Senior Member. IEEE Senior Membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. Dr.
Dr. Nina Woo Matheson is a medical librarian and vocal supporter for the importance of librarians in medical informatics.
Nina Woo Matheson, ML, DSc, is perhaps best remembered in the Medical Informatics community as the lead author of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ 1982 Matheson-Cooper report, which described the future role of medical libraries and led to the creation of the National Library of Medicine’s Integrated Academic (later changed to Advanced) Information Management Systems (IAIMS) initiative.
Don Eugene Detmer, MD, served a pivotal role in crafting the US National Health Information Infrastructure. He chaired a 1991 Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee charged with improving the patient record, which generated a landmark report called “The Computer-based Patient Record.”
Although he described himself humbly as “just a country doctor,” Dr. G. Octo Barnett altered the course of the practice of medicine when he suggested, in the 1950s, “We ought to try using timesharing computer systems to improve medical care.”
Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, was a cardiologist who pioneered many aspects of using computers to augment the practice of medicine, including clinical decision support tools. Homer R. Warner was born in 1922 at the Latter Day Saints (LDS) Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and went on to create that hospital’s first cardiovascular