Last year the John P. Glaser Health Informatics Society was formally launched at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI) in recognition of the expertise and leadership of John P. Glaser, Ph.D., a universally recognized thought leader in the field of health informatics. The society presents an annual award to a leader in informatics.
On Oct. 30, the 2017 John P. Glaser Health Informatics Innovator Award will be presented to patient safety expert David Bates, M.D.
Chief of the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Bates also is Medical Director, Clinical and Quality Analysis, at Partners HealthCare System Inc., as well as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health. He is the current editor of the Journal of Patient Safety, and has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics.
The Oct. 30 event will include a lecture by Dr. Bates entitled “The Use of Big Data to Improve Care.”
More information on the event is available on the Glaser Society web page at UTHealth.
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