Dr. Overhage is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Cerner (previously Siemens) HS. Prior to joining Siemens he was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Health Information Exchange and was Director of Medical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., and a Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medical Informatics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
He has spent over 25 years developing and implementing clinical and scientific systems and evaluating their value. Working at the Regenstrief Institute, he created a community wide electronic medical record (called the Indiana Network for Patient Care) containing data from many sources including laboratories, pharmacies and hospitals in central Indiana. Over 104 acute care hospitals and over 22,000 physicians participate in the system which includes inpatient and outpatient encounter data, laboratory results, immunization data and other selected data. In order to create a sustainable financial model, he helped create the Indiana Health Information Exchange, a not-for-profit corporation. In addition Dr. Overhage has developed and evaluated clinical decision support including inpatient and outpatient computerized physician order entry and the underlying knowledge bases to support them. He practiced general internal medicine for over 20 years including the ambulatory, inpatient and emergency care settings.
Over the last decade, Dr Overhage has played a significant regional and national leadership role in advancing the policy, standards, financing and implementation of health information exchange. He serves on the HIT Standards Committee, Board of Directors of the National Quality Form, served on the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics and being engaged in a number of national healthcare initiatives. He previously served on the boards of the eHealth Initiative and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
Dr. Overhage earned his MD and a doctorate in Biophysics from the Indiana University School of Medicine where he also completed residency in Internal Medicine, served as Chief Resident in Medicine and completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute.
He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.