Friday, March 11, 2011
Featured physician executive: Doug Fridsma, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Fridsma is the director of the Office of Standards and Interoperability in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He is currently on leave from the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University and from his clinical practice at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.
Dr. Fridsma completed his medical training at the University of Michigan in 1990, and his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford University in 2003. His research interests include the development of computational tools to study patient safety, clinical work processes, and methods to improve model-driven standards development processes. He has served on the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) Board of Directors from 2005-2008, and was appointed to the HIT Standards Committee in 2009. He recently resigned from the HIT SC to become the acting director of the Office of Interoperability and Standards at ONC.