(From the June 2016 issue of Research Now)
Simon Lin, MD, MBA, chief research information officer in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been appointed to the Health IT User Experience (HIT UX) Committee for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The mission of HIMSS is to transform health and healthcare through the best use of information technology (IT). Dr. Lin's two-year term for the HIT UX Committee for HIMSS will begin on July 1, 2016 and end on June 30, 2018.
Dr. Lin is a national expert on data-driven healthcare innovations. As the chief research information officer at Nationwide Children's, he is responsible for strategic planning, programmatic development and oversight of activities at the intersection of research informatics, translational medicine, and clinical informatics. Dr. Lin's goal is to utilize electronic health records (EHRs) and health information technology (HIT) to improve safety, quality, outcomes and effectiveness.
Dr. Lin has authored more than 90 publications and edited five books published by Springer. His leadership in clinical research informatics has been recognized through his appointment to study sections and advisory committees as part of the National Institutes of Health and the International Standard Committee of SNOMED-CT.