William Hogan, M.D., professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy and director of Biomedical Informatics at UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, was elected to membership in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI), a distinction that is considered one of the highest honors in the field of medical informatics.
Established in 1989, the ACMI is an elected body of fellows within the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) who are recognized for making significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics. Today the organization has more than 300 members, adding 10-20 new members by a formal election process each year.
Hogan came to UF in 2014 to establish biomedical informatics as an academic discipline here as well as its application in support of researchers who require advanced capabilities for collecting, accessing, managing, enriching, and analyzing large medical data sets. As director of biomedical informatics for the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Hogan has built a team of faculty experts in biomedical informatics within the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy. Hogan also has established a newly approved Ph.D. program in Medical Sciences with a concentration in biomedical informatics, along with a graduate certificate program in biomedical informatics and a Master of Science degree program in biomedical informatics.
In addition to his work in biomedical informatics with the UF CTSI, Hogan serves as director of informatics for the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, a statewide collaboration of major universities, hospitals, clinics and other partner institutions that aims to improve health across the state through community-based clinical research projects. The OneFlorida Data Trust is a statewide database containing de-identified electronic health records of millions of patients across Florida. Both the consortium and the OneFlorida Data Trust are funded in part by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington, D.C., a nationwide network linking large numbers of patients, health care systems, clinicians, and researchers across the country to accelerate the translation of research findings into patient-centered care. The OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium has been designated one of 13 regional networks in PCORI.
Hogan’s election to the ACMI recognizes his expertise in clinical informatics, ontology, public health informatics, biosurveillance, electronic health records, clinical decision support, research informatics, and data standards in clinical, research, and public health information systems, as well as more than 15 years of experience in building and implementing large informatics systems. His current research focuses on how formal ontology can improve reuse of information and enable the construction of larger systems and datasets to improve patient care, research, public health, and education. He also has experience in the study of data and algorithms for early case and outbreak detection in infectious disease.
“I am honored to have been elected to the ACMI and look forward to exchanging research and ideas with my distinguished colleagues around the world who are already members of this group,” Hogan said.