J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD

J. Marc Overhage, MD, PhD is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Siemens Healthcare. Prior to joining Siemens Dr. Overhage was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Indiana Health Information Exchange and was Director of Medical Informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., and a Sam Regenstrief Professor of Medical Informatics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Overhage has also been a Principal Investigator over the past two years on the Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership research program.

Dr. Overhage has spent over 25 years developing and implementing scientific and clinical systems and evaluating their value. With his colleagues from the Regenstrief Institute, he created a community wide electronic medical record (called the Indiana Network for Patient Care) containing data from many sources including laboratories, pharmacies and hospitals in central Indiana. The system currently connects a majority of acute care hospitals in central Indiana and includes inpatient and outpatient encounter data, laboratory results, immunization data and other selected data. In addition Dr. Overhage has developed and evaluated clinical decision support including inpatient and outpatient computerized physician order entry and the underlying knowledge bases to support them.

 Dr. Overhage is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians. He received the HIMSS Davies Recognition Award for Excellence in Computer-Based Patient Recognition for the Regenstrief Medical Record System. He serves on the National Committee for Vital and Health Statistics and the Health Information Technology Standards Committee as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the National Quality Form and being engaged in a number of national healthcare initiatives.