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.
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of AtlantiCare, a National Malcolm Baldrige Award recipient. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 12 hospital campuses, two research centers and a 510,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $8.9 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or follow the latest Geisinger news and more on Twitter and Facebook.
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