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Historic ACMI Biography

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Dr. Rucker is a national pioneer in commercial EMR design, as well as a national leader in commercial CPOE design. One of the first formally trained medical informaticians in the United States starting his formal informatics training in the Shortliffe group at Stanford in 1984. He has a unique record pioneering the first Microsoft Windows EMR which included the first use of Dragon speech technology (1988). At Siemens, he led the design of GUI of the flagship mainframe CPOE system and personally led the national work to get this system successfully installed in approximately 30 major institutions with roughly 30,000 physician users in aggregate. In April 2017, Dr. Rucker was appointed National Coordinator for Health Information Technology in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). A staff division of the Office of the Secretary, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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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