HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Awardee Announced

The HIMSS-AMDIS Physician Executive Leader of the Year Award recognizes a physician leader who demonstrates significant leadership in optimizing health engagements and care outcomes through information and technology.

HIMSS and AMDIS provide this award jointly to recognize an individual who represents an ongoing commitment to harnessing the power of information and technology to positively transform health and healthcare. The award recipient exhibits active leadership of the effective use of information and technology in support of the strategic initiatives of his or her organization. HIMSS and AMDIS both have interests in advancing the leadership is health information and technology and are recognized thought leaders in the industry. AMDIS is also a partner on the development of the AMDIS-HIMSS Physician Executive Leadership Symposium.

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And the Award Goes to ...

John S. Lee, MD

Congratulations to John S. Lee, MD, system chief medical information officer, Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Lee is a respected informaticist and thought leader who has made many contributions to the health information and technology field. He has led the HIMSS Physician Community in addition to being an active presenter and contributor to AMDIS.

Dr. Lee studied at Johns Hopkins University. Although his major was chemistry, he had an underlying interest in computers and data to positively impact those he worked for and with. In fact, all his part-time jobs as an undergraduate in some way were related to data or programming.

Once he went to medical school, Dr. Lee redirected his efforts to his medical career. However, when his emergency department (ED) implemented an ED information system, this interest was rekindled as he was tapped as the medical director to lead this effort. He progressively gained more responsibility in his hospital and system’s clinical information systems, leading to the appointment of his current role as CMIO.

Dr. Lee leads efforts to obtain clinicians from both AMDIS and the HIMSS Physician Community to support commenting on proposed requirements from governmental agencies (CMS). He has represented these contributors in the editing of these responses and leads the planning of the AMDIS-HIMSS Physician Symposium. In addition, Dr. Lee is an active participant and planner of annual AMDIS meetings.

Dr. Lee will be be recognized during the Awards Gala at the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, as well as the HIMSS19 AMDIS-HIMSS Physician Symposium.

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