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Luncheon - Speaker

  • 25 May 2017
  • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • 9950 Memorial Drive
Luncheon Meeting (Members and Guests)
  Speaker: Dr. Robert Murphy, UT Health.  Topic: Applied Biomedical Informatics"

Robert Murphy, MD, joined the full time faculty of the School of Biomedical Informatics in 2015 after serving as adjunct faculty since 2005 when he was named Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. At Memorial Hermann, Dr. Murphy provided system-wide leadership on clinical information system projects, including computerized physician order entry, clinical decision support, and quality informatics. He has published and lectured widely on physician adoption and change management, development of evidence-based content for electronic health records and using information technology to improve patient safety and quality.

Dr. Murphy was named by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as one of the nation’s Top 25 Clinical Informaticists. His project for “CDS Good Catches”, which prevented over 7,000 medical errors over a 1-year period, was awarded the Breakthrough of the Year in Quality at Memorial Hermann in 2010.

During his tenure, Memorial Hermann received the 2012 Eisenberg Award and the 2009 National Healthcare Quality Award from the National Quality Forum. All nine acute-care Memorial Hermann hospitals reached Stage 6 in the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model by 2013.

Dr. Murphy is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, the American Medical Directors of Information Systems and the Health Information and Management Systems Society. He was board certified in Emergency Medicine through 2013, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine after finishing his undergraduate work with a B.A. in History at Rice University in Houston.

He and his wife, Cindy Zinner, MD, completed a cross country bicycle journey in 1996.



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