Dr. William Hersh
Jan. 24, 2022


Please join us via Zoom on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 12:00-1:00pm Pacific time for guest speaker, Dr. William Hersh, Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University.

Title: Biomedical and Health Informatics: Impact, Challenges, and Opportunities

BiographyWilliam Hersh, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, USA. Dr. Hersh is a leader and innovator in biomedical informatics both in education and research.

Dr. Hersh’s main research efforts are in the area of information retrieval (also known as search) applied to biomedicine. He has authored over 200 scientific papers and abstracts as well as the book, Information Retrieval: A Health and Biomedical Perspective (Springer, 2009). His current work focuses on the application of search techniques to electronic health record data, aiming to improve patient cohort discovery and amplification of signals of rare diseases.

His research activities have also included conducting systematic reviews of the efficacy of informatics interventions, including telemedicine and health information exchange. He has also investigated the quantity and characteristics of the workforce needed to implement health information technology, especially in clinical settings.

For more information on Dr. William Hersh, visit the Hersh Lab.

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