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The Homer R. Warner Award is named for Homer R. Warner, MD, PhD, a pioneer in the field of informatics and the founder of the Department of Medical Informatics at the University of Utah. A cash prize is awarded for the AMIA Annual Symposium paper chosen that best describes approaches to improving computerized information acquisition, knowledge data acquisition and management, and experimental results documenting the value of these approaches. The candidate papers are drawn from the distinguished paper nominees and the selection of the recipient is made by the University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Past Winners


Extracting and Learning Fine-grained Labels from Chest Radiographs
Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood, Ken Wong, Joy Wu, Ashutosh Jadhav, Orest Boyko, IBM Almaden Research Center


Lagged Correlations among Physiological Variables as Indicators of Consciousness in Stroke Patients, Tahsin Yavuz, Stevens Institute of Technology, Jan Claassen, Columbia University, Samantha Kleinberg, Stevens Institute of Technology


Enhancing a Commercial EMR with an Open, Standards-based Publish-subscribe Infrastructure, S. Narus, N. Rahman, D. Mann, S. He, P. Haug, Intermountain Healthcare


Inferring Clinical Correlations from EEG Reports with Deep Neural Learning, Travis R. Goodwin, Sanda M. Harabagiu, The University of Texas at Dallas


Expanding access to high-quality plain-language patient education information through context-specific hyperlinks, Jessica S. Ancker, Elizabeth Mauer, Diane Hauser, Neil Calman


SOEMPI: A Secure Open Enterprise Master Patient Index Software Toolkit for Private Record Linkage, C. Toth, E. Durham, Vanderbilt University; M. Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas; Y. Xue, B. Malin, Vanderbilt


Patient Encounters and Care Transitions in One Community Supported by Automated Query-based Health Information Exchange, T. Campion, J. Vest, J. Ancker, R. Kaushal, Weill Cornell Medical College


Kensaku Kawamoto, Clinical Information System Services and Capabilities Desired for Scalable, Standards‐Based, Service‐oriented Decision Support: Consensus Assessment of the Health Level 7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group


The EpiCanvas Infectious Disease Weather Map: an Interactive Visual Exploration of Temporal and Spatial Correlations, Per Gesteland, University of Utah School of Medicine, Y. Livnat, N. Galli, Scientific and Computing Imaging Institute; M. Samore, A. Gundlapalli, University of Utah School of Medicine


Conditional Outlier Detection for Clinical Alerting, M. Hauskrecht, M. Valko, I. Batal, G. Clermont, S. Visweswaran, G. Cooper, University of Pittsburgh


MedEx – A Medication Information Extraction System for Clinical Narratives, Hua Xu, Vanderbilt University


Development and Evaluation of a Clinical Note Section Header Terminology, Joshua Denny Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


Critical Issues in an Electronic Documentation System, Charlene R. Weir, RN, PhD, VA SLC GRECC and Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah, Jonathan R. Nebecker, MS, MD, University of Utah, Department of Internal Medicine


Evaluating the Impact and Costs of Deploying an Electronic Medical Record System to Support TB Treatment in Peru, Hamish S. F. Fraser, MDChB, MSc; Joaquin Blaya, MS; Sharon S. Choi, MS; Cesar Bonilla, MD; and Darius Jazayeri, MEng


Physician Use of Electronic Medical Records: Issues and Successes with Direct Data Entry and Physician Productivity, Paul D. Clayton, Intermountain Health Care, Salt Lake City, UT

2003 (Two honorees)

Using Adaptive Turnaround Documents to Electronically Acquire Structured Data in a Clinical Setting, Paul G. Biondich, V. Anand, S.M. Downs, and C.J. McDonald, Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Use-centered Development of a Web-based Preschool Vision Screening Tool, David P. Taylor, Partners Healthcare System, Wellesley, MA, B.E.Bray, and N. Staggers, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, and R.J. Olson, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Using Point of Service Clinical Documentation to Reduce Variability in Charge Capture, S.N. Thorton, PhD, H. Yu, MD, Intermountain Health Care, and R.M. Gardner, PhD, Intermountain Health Care and University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


The Effects on Clinician Ordering Patterns of a Computerized Decision Support System for Neuroradiology Imaging Studies, David L. Sanders, MD


A Randomized Controlled Trial of Automated Term Composition, P.L. Elkin, MD, K.R. Bailey, PhD, C.G. Chute, MD, DrPH
Priscilla Mayden Award: Prior to offering the Homer Warner Award, the Pricilla Mayden Award was issued by the University of Utah.


The UMLS Knowledge Source Server: a versatile Internet based research tool, McCray AT, Razi AM, Bangalore AK, Browne AC, Stavri PZ.


The Informatics Superhighway: Prototyping on the World Wide Web, J.J. Cimino, MD, S.A. Socratous, R. Grewal, MBA, Departments of Medical Informatics and Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY.


PEN-Ivory: The Design and Evaluation of a Pen-based Computer System for Structured Data Entry, A.D. Poon and L.M. Fagan, Section on Medical Informatics Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA


Using a Hospital Information System to Assess the Effects of Adverse Drug Events, R. Scott Evans, PhD, D.C. Classen, MD, L.E. Stevens, MS, S.L. Pestotnik, RPh, R.M. Gardner, PhD, J.F. Lloyd, BS, and J.P. Burke, MD