FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DANVILLE, PA -- Marc S. Williams, M.D., director of Geisinger’s Genomic Medicine Institute, has been elected a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI).
ACMI is a professional society of elected Fellows from the United States and abroad who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of medical informatics and who have met rigorous scholarly scrutiny by their peers.
The term informatics broadly describes the study and practice of creating, storing, finding, manipulating and sharing information.
Dr. Williams’s wide expertise includes the application of genetics/genomics in clinical care; the use of information technology in point-of-care education and clinical decision support; dissemination and implementation science; quality improvement and the economics of health care delivery.
Suzanne Bakken, ACMI President congratulated Dr. Williams “on this worthy achievement which represents recognition by your peers of your significant contributions to the field of informatics.”
Dr. Williams will be inducted into the College at a ceremony Nov. 13.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.