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Commission on Systemic Interoperability
Ending the Document Game: Connecting and Transforming Your Healthcare Through Information Yechnology

Don E. Detmer, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.M.I.Don E. Detmer, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.M.I.
President and CEO
American Medical Informatics Association

Don E. Detmer, MD, MA, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association. He is also Professor Emeritus and Professor of Medical Education in the Department of Health Evaluation Sciences at the University of Virginia and Senior Associate of the Judge Institute of Management, University of Cambridge. He is a trustee of the Nuffield Trust of London, co-chair of the Blue Ridge Academic Health Group, and research director of the J&J Centre for Advancing Health Information based in Brussels.

Dr. Detmer is a lifetime Associate of the National Academies, and a fellow of AAAS, Academy Health, and the American Colleges of Medical Informatics, Surgeons, and Sports Medicine. From 1999-2003 he was the Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management and Director, Cambridge University Health at the Judge Institute of Management, Cambridge's business school. Prior to the years in England, he was Vice President for Health Sciences at the Universities of Virginia and Utah and on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is immediate past chairman of the Board on Health Care Services of the IOM as well as the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. He has also chaired the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.

Dr. Detmer's education includes a medical degree from the University of Kansas with subsequent training at the National Institutes of Health, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, the Institute of Medicine, and Harvard Business School. His MA is from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Detmer's research interests include contributions to national health information policy, quality improvement, administrative medicine, vascular surgery, sports medicine, and master's level educational programs for clinician-executives.

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