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April 23, 2012

EmbiPeterCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Peter Embi, vice-chair of The Ohio State University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics, is the recipient of the distinguished paper award presented recently by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) at their 2012 Summit on Clinical Research Informatics.

Embi, a physician-scientist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine, was honored for his paper, “Evaluating Alert Fatigue and Response Patterns to EHR-based Clinical Trial Alerts: Findings from a Randomized, Controlled Study," which describes how physicians use electronic health records in innovative ways and offer their patients opportunities to participate in studies of novel therapeutics.

The study is scheduled to appear in the June 2012 special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, a peer-reviewed journal designed to advance biomedical science and promote health.

Embi was selected to receive this prestigious inaugural award based upon his research’s importance and impact on innovative approaches to using health information technologies, such as electronic health records, which are increasingly being adopted and utilized by healthcare providers across the nation.

AMIA is an organization of more than 4,000 healthcare professionals, informatics researchers, and thought leaders in biomedicine, health care and science. AMIA is committed to helping translate basic research findings from bench to bedside; evaluating interventions; assessing the impact of health innovations on health policy; and advancing the field of informatics.


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