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David Bates to Receive Collen Award at AMIA Symposium

November 12, 2016
by David Raths
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Bates’ work has focused on patient safety research
As the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) convenes in Chicago for its annual symposium this week, David Bates, M.D., will be awarded the Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence for his contributions to the field. 
Bates is the chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the medical director of clinical and quality analysis for Partners Health Care System. He also directs the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice. He is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a professor of health policy and management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he co-directs the Program in Clinical Effectiveness.
The award was created in honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical informatics at Kaiser Permanente. It is presented to an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to medical informatics has made a lasting impression on the field. The American College of Medical Informatics’ Awards Committee chooses the winner.
Bates’ research interests include clinical decision-making and affecting physician-decision-making, particularly using computerized interventions; quality of care and cost-effectiveness and medical practice; and outcome assessment. He led a seminal study on the epidemiology of drug-related He has published over 700 peer-reviewed papers and has an h-index of 115, which ranks him among the 400 most cited biomedical researchers of any type. He is the editor of the Journal of Patient Safety.
AMIA also will present the following awards at the symposium:
Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics:
Burke Mamlin, M.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine; Research Investigator, Center for Biomedical Informatics - Regenstrief Institute; OpenMRS Co-Founder, and Paul Biondich, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Children’s Health Services Research, Indiana University School of Medicine; Director, Global Health Informatics - Center for Biomedical Informatics - Regenstrief Institute; OpenMRS Co-Founder
Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contribution in Informatics:
Mark E. Frisse, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., Accenture Professor and Vice Chair, Business Development, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University
Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award:
Patricia C. Dykes, Ph.D., R.N., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
William W. Stead Award for Thought Leadership in Informatics:
Isaac S. Kohane, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Dept of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
New Investigator Award:
Nicholas P. Tatonetti, Ph.D., Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University

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