Publishing across Disciplines

INVITED PANEL

Panelists:
Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Internet Research
Christoph Lehmann, MD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Clinical Informatics 
Charles Safran, MD, MS, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Medical Informatics
Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics

Moderator:
Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, Editor in Chief, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association


Gunther Eysenbach

Gunther Eysenbach, MD, MPH, FACMI is recognized by many as one of the leading researchers in the field of eHealth and Internet & Medicine, and is producer, editor and publisher of influential knowledge translation products and web ventures. He is currently Senior Scientist at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the Toronto Research Institute/Toronto General Hospital. He also holds an academic appointment as Professor at the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, is Visiting Professor at the University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands.

He founded and headed the first research group on cybermedicine and eHealth worldwide at the University of Heidelberg between 1999 and 2001, where his main research interest was consumer health informatics, and came to Canada in March 2002 to help establishing the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation in Toronto.

He is author of a textbook for computers in medicine (which he wrote at the age of 24), editor of a book on computers for physicians, publisher, founding editor and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the leading peer-reviewed eHealth journal, which is now (with an Impact Factor of 4.7 in 2010) ranked the #1 medical informatics journal in the world, and #2 in health services research, and which was also one of the first open access journals in medicine. Dr. Eysenbach has authored more than 120 publications, including almost 40 book-chapters as well as several pioneer studies and comments on cybermedicine, e-health and Consumer health informatics, published in respected international journals such as JAMA, BMJ, and the Lancet.

He has also organized and chaired dozens of international workshops, seminars, and conferences, including the World Congress on Internet in Medicine in 1998 and 2006. He is founder and producer of the Medicine 2.0 conference series (World Congress on Web 2.0, mhealth and social media in health).


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Christoph Lehmann, MD, is Professor for Pediatrics and Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University. He conceived and launched the journal Applied Clinical Informatics, devoted to original research and commentary on the use of computer automation in the day-to-day practice of medicine and he served as the Editor-in-Chief since its inception. In 2009, he co-edited Pediatric Informatics, the first textbook on this subject.

Dr. Lehmann has served on the board of the American Medical Informatics Association since 2008 and currently serves as the organizations secretary. In 2010, he was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Medical Informatics and in 2012 he became a Vice Presidents of the International Medical Informatics Association in 2012 in charge of the IMIA Yearbook.

In 2010, Dr. Lehmann was appointed Medical Director of the Child Health Informatics Center for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Lehmann serves on the Examination Committee of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, Subcommittee for Clinical Informatics.


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Charles Safran, MD, MS, is a primary care internist who has devoted his professional career to improving patient care through the creative use of informatics.  He is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School.  He is the past President and Chairman of American Medical Informatics Association and was previously Vice-President of the International Medical Informatics Association.  He is an elected fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians.  Dr. Safran is co-Editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and a council member of the Health on the Net (HON).  Dr. Safran has helped develop and deploy large institutional integrated clinical computing systems at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Brigham and Women’s hospital.  At the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center he led the development and deployment of their electronic health records which are used in all areas of ambulatory clinical practice.  He has also worked on clinical decision support systems to help clinicians implement care guidelines, select diagnostic strategies for cancer patients, and   treat patients with HIV/AIDS.  He has developed telemedicine solutions to support parents with premature infants called Baby CareLink that he brought to the national market through a company he founded.  Dr. Safran has over 150 publications and speaks to national and international audiences.  He has testified for the U.S. Congress on Health IT.  He graduated cum laude in Mathematics and hold a Masters degree in mathematical logic and a Doctor of Medicine all from Tufts University.


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Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, is Professor and Senior Advisor for Health Solutions at Arizona State University. He also holds academic positions as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, Adjunct Professor of Public Health (Quality and Medical Informatics) at Weill Cornell Medical College, and as a Scholar in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City.  Previously he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association (2009-2012).  He has also held academic appointments at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston (2009-2011), the University of Arizona (2007-2009), Columbia University (2000-2007), and Stanford University (1979-2000).  Both a computer scientist and a physician, Dr. Shortliffe is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences.  He has also been elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.  A Master of the American College of Physicians, he received the ACM’s Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1976 and ACMI’s Morris F. Collen Award in 2006.  Currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics and a well-known textbook on Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Shortliffe has authored over 300 articles and books in the fields of biomedical computing and artificial intelligence.

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