JOHN R. BALL, M.D., J.D., is President and CEO of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadephia. He was previously the Executive Vice President of the American College of Physicians and a Senior Policy Analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Ball received his bachelor's degree from Emory University and was the first graduate of the combined medical and law program at Duke University. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and of the Society of Medical Administrators and the American Clinical and Climatological Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Milbank Memorial Fund.
MICKEY S. EISENBERG, M.D., Ph.D., is the Director of Emergency Medicine Service and a professor for the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. Dr. Eisenberg earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University, and a Ph.D. in Public Health and Community Medicine from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has published widely on topics of emergency medical services and cardiac emergencies.
MELVYN GREBERMAN, M.D., M.P.H., is Associate Director for Medical Affairs in the Center for Devices and Radiologic Health's
(CDRH's) Division of Small Manufacturers Assistance, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Greberman earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College, and a M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University. A radiologist, he has coordinated FDA/CDRH participation in national and international programs involving the development and adoption of communication standards for digital imaging with applications in teleradiology and picture archiving and communication systems. He works with organizations such as the Department of Defense, the National Cancer Institute, the Commission of the European Union, and the European Committee for Standardization and he is a member of the federal Joint Working Group on Telemedicine. He is a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine.
MICHAEL HATTWICK, M.D., is President of Woodburn Internal Medicine Associates, a private medical practice of internal and preventative medicine. Dr. Hattwick earned a bachelor's degree (cum laude) from Harvard University, a medical degree from Baylor, and an M.P.H. equivalent degree from the University of London. He is board certified in both preventative and internal medicine. Dr. Hattwick is currently a clinical assistant professor for the Departments of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine of Georgetown University School of Medicine, a Member of the Governing Council of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and a Trustee of the Virginia Society of Internal Medicine. Since 1978 he has been actively using computers to implement preventive medical guidelines in his clinical practice.
SUSAN D. HORN, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist for the Institute for Clinical Outcomes Research and a professor of medical informatics are the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Horn earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford. She was previously on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Horn and colleagues developed the Severity of Illness Index, the Computerized Severity Index, and the Ambulatory Patient Severity system. She is a statistical consultant to a number of organizations and has authored over 100 publications
on statistical methods, health services research, quality of care, and related topics.
PETER O. KOHLER, M.D., is both President of and a professor in the Department of Medicine of Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. Kohler earned a bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Virginia and a medical degree (AOA) from Duke Medical Center. Dr. Kohler previously served as Chair of the Oregon Health Council. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
NINA W. MATHESON, M.L., is Director Emerita of the William H. Welch Library and Professor of Medical Information at Johns Hopkins University. She received a bachelor's degree (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Washington and a M.L. (with honors) from that university's School of Librarianship. She is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and a Distinguished Member of the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
DAVID B. NASH, M.D., M.B.A., is Director of the Office of Health Policy and Clinical Outcomes at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nash earned a bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College, his medical degree from the University of Rochester, and his M.B.A. in Health Administration (with honors) from the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in internal medicine. Among other activities, Dr. Nash is Chair, Technical Advisory Group, Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, and a consultant to the Hartford Foundation, the federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and numerous pharmaceutical corporations. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Outcomes Management and a member of the Medical Economics editorial board.
JUDITH OZBOLT, Ph.D., R.N., is a professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing where she has previously also served as the Associate Dean for Research. Dr. Ozbolt earned a B.S.N. from Duke University and a M.S. (in Medical and Surgical Nursing) and Ph.D. (in Educational Psychology) from the University of Michigan.
She was a Founding Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and chaired the Priority Expert Panel on Nursing Information Systems of NIH's National Center for Nursing Research. She was also the Program Chair and Proceedings editor for the 18th Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC) in 1994. She is widely published, and her book Decision Support Systems in Nursing was named the American Journal of Nursing's "Book of the Year" in 1990. Dr. Ozbolt is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association, having previously chaired their Nursing Informatics Working Group.
JAMES S. ROBERTS, M.D., is Senior Vice President of Clinical Leadership at VHA, Inc. He is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Psychiatry at Northwestern University Medical School. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health-care Organizations. Dr. Roberts earned a bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Washington State University and his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Quality Matters, and is widely published in a variety of clinical and research journals.
JAY H. SANDERS, M.D., was until recently Professor of Medicine and Surgery and Director of the Telemedicine Center at the Medical College of Georgia where he also held the Eminent Scholar Chair in Telemedicine. He is now President and CEO of the Global Telemedicine Group. In addition, he is a Senior Advisor to NASA on telemedicine and the President as well as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the American Telemedicine Association. Dr. Sanders earned a bachelor's degree (Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude) from Colgate University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School (magna cum laude, AOA). He has spent the majority of his professional career involved in teaching, health care research, and the development of interactive telecommunications as a means of addressing the problems relating to quality, cost, and access to care. Dr. Sanders designed the telemedicine system at the Medical College of Georgia and oversaw the implementation of a statewide telemedicine system that interfaces with rural hospitals, public health facilities, correctional institutions, and ambulatory
health centers. He is Senior Editor of the Telemedicine Journal and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology. He is a member of the FCC Telecommunications and Health Care Advisory Committee.
JOHN C. SCOTT, M.S., is President of the Center for Public Service Communications which helps domestic and international educational, scientific, and health and humanitarian organizations apply new telecommunications technologies to their programs. He serves as the Coordinator of the Congressional Ad Hoc Steering Committee on Telemedicine and Health Informatics, and he organized the Working Conference on Telemedicine Policy for the NII and co-edited their report. He co-authored the Guide to Telemedicine Programs, Projects, and Opportunities as well as the Office of Rural Health Policy's report (the result of a focus group on the Evaluation of Practitioner Receptivity to Telemedicine) The Human Dimension of Telemedicine. He has also participated in several international telemedicine efforts including the Persian Gulf Telemedicine Project, Disaster Telemedicine Spacebridge to Armenia and Ufa, USAID Hospital Partnership Program in the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union, and the International Telemedicine Spacebridge Project.
JANE E. SISK, Ph.D., is a professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University School of Public Health. Dr. Sisk earned a B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) from Brown University, an M.A. in economics from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in economics from McGill University. Before coming to Columbia, she directed projects at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment as Senior Associate and Project Director in the Health Program. She has also served as President of the International Society of Technology Assessment in Health Care (for which she was also a Founding Member). Dr. Sisk is currently a member of the New York State Task Force on Clinical Guidelines and Medical Technology Assessment and serves on the editorial boards of Health Services Research and the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care.
PAUL C. TANG, M.D., is Medical Director of Information Systems at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. He is responsible for the planning and implementation of a new clinical information system for the health system, while maintaining his clinical and teaching responsibilities at the medical school. Dr. Tang received his B.S. and M.S. (Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi) in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and his M.D. (Alpha Omega Alpha) from University of California at San Francisco. He is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Tang directed research on physician workstations at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories for 10 years. He is chairman of the Computer-based Patient Record Institute (CPRI) and a Board member of the American Medical Informatics Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians.
ERIC TANGALOS, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate before going on to obtain a medical degree from Loyola University's Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Tangalos has served as Vice Chair of the Mayo Foundation Communication Committee. He was Course Director of the "First Mayo Telemedicine Symposium" and Co-Director for the "Second International Conference on the Medical Aspects of Telemedicine." He is a founding Board Member of the American Telemedicine Association and Immediate Past President of the American Medical Directors Association. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the international Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare and its stateside counterpart, the Telemedicine Journal. Dr. Tangalos is also a member of the FCC Telecommunications and Health Care Advisory Committee.