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Andrew Friede joined Cerner Corporation in 1997 and serves as a Physician Executive. He completed his medical training at Johns Hopkins (MD, 1981), an internship in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and a residency in preventive medicine at Harvard School of Public Health (MPH, 1984). Cerner is a worldwide provider of clinical and management information systems and services to healthcare. Dr. Friede's current focus is on developing research products, often in collaboration with Cerner clients, to evaluate the impact of information systems in transforming health care. In particular, he is interested in the development of new database systems for genomics, the design of expert systems for pneumonia, heart failure, anti-retroviral drugs, and pressure ulcers; and using clinical data to study outcomes and improve safety. He also helps health care organizations strategize about their future information system needs, and collaborated on the installation and custom configuration of Cerner's products. His particular area of consulting interest is in developing information systems for research. In 1984, he joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and stayed on as a medical epidemiologist. In 1987, he joined CDC's Information Resources Management Office, where he led a large group in the development of CDC Wonder, an integrated information and communications system that provides access to some 30 databases for 20,000 users and provides specialized features used by many CDC surveillance programs. CDC Wonder, uses a novel systems architecture that was specifically developed for public health information systems by the CDC Wonder team and includes specialized end-user communication and graphing software. Dr. Friede also served as a principal participant in the CDC INPHO (Information Network for Public Health Officials) project, which aims to develop a national information network for public health. The first stage of INPHO was the development of a statewide network in Georgia, funded by a $5.2 million grant from the Woodruff Foundation. Dr. Friede has served as a consultant to the United Nations for family planning and clinical information systems in Madagascar and to the World Bank on statistical and information systems for China; he was the chief editor of the CDC Prevention Guidelines and has served on innumerable CDC and National Library of Medicine special emphasis panels. From 1998 to 2000, he served on the National Academy of Sciences/IOM workgroup, which produced the report ├ČNetworking Health: Prescriptions for the Internet.├«


The American College of Medical Informatics

ACMI is a college of elected Fellows from the U.S. and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. It is the central body for a community of scholars and practitioners who are committed to advancing the informatics field.

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