in Electronic Health Records
Committee on Occupational Information
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Board on Health Sciences Policy
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COMMITTEE ON OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION AND ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS
DAVID H. WEGMAN (Chair), School of Health and Environment, University of Massachusetts (Professor Emeritus)
LAURA O. BRIGHTMAN, Cambridge Health Alliance
CURTIS L. COLE, Weill Cornell Medical College
LETITIA K. DAVIS, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
ROBERT A. GREENES, Arizona State University
LAWRENCE HANRAHAN, Wisconsin Division of Public Health
ROBERT HARRISON, University of California, San Francisco
SUNDARESAN JAYARAMAN, Georgia Institute of Technology
MATTHEW KEIFER, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
CATHERINE STAES, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine
GEORGE STAMAS, Division of Occupational Employment Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
IOM Study Staff
CATHARYN T. LIVERMAN, Project Director
ANDREA M. SCHULTZ, Program Officer
LARISA M. STRAWBRIDGE, Research Associate
JUDITH L. ESTEP, Program Associate
IOM Board on Health Sciences Policy
ANDREW M. POPE, Director
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David Bonauto, University of Washington, Seattle
Christopher Chute, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
Carl Kesselman, University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, California
Robert K. McLellan, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Anna Orlova, Public Health Data Standards Consortium, Baltimore, Maryland
Stephanie L. Reel, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Jesse Singer, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York
Walter G. Suarez, Kaiser Permanente, Silver Spring, Maryland
Edward Zuroweste, Migrant Clinicians Network, State College, Pennsylvania
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