Clement McDonald

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Name: Clement J. McDonald, MD

Elected ACMI Fellow: 1984. Morris Collen Award 2005.

Birthdate: 1940, Chicago, Ill

Degrees: BS Notre Dame 1961, MD University of Illinois, MS Biomedical Engineering Northwestern University 1968

Current Position: Director, Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications

Current email:

Professional Affiliations:

Professional Activities:

Honors and Awards: Elected IOM 1994

2010 NIH Directors; Award

2009 Indiana Univesity President's Medal for Excellence

2006 Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. Research Scholar Award

2005 Honoree, Hoosier Heritage Lifetime Achievement Award 2005

2003 Indiana Business Journal Health Care Heroes Award

2002 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Presidents\342\200\231 Award

2002 Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, AM.D.IS Achievement Award

2001 Outstanding Researcher Award, GIM/Geriatrics Division Awards for 2001, Indiana University School of Medicine

2000 Hickam Award, Annual Mid-West SGIM Meeting

1994 - Present Member, National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine

1994 - Present Member, Council of the Association of American Physicians 1993 American Health Informatics Management Association, Distinguished Service Award

1993 Blue & Company/Hudson Institute, Horizon Award

1993 Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

1992 Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Indiana University

1991 Computers in Health Care, Pioneer Award

1991 Hospital Information Management Systems Society, Award for Outstanding Achievement

1984 Fellow, American College of Physicians

1988 Founding Fellow, American Medical Informatics Association

1970 Fellow, NIH.

Other Works: a novel

Other Information: Graduated from Fenwick Highschool Oak Park Ill 1958

Curriculum Vitae: Clement McDonald Resume (2010)

Selected Publications:

Representing Patient Assessments in LOINCB..
Vreeman DJ, McDonald CJ, Huff SM.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010 Nov 13;2010:832-6.
PMID: 21347095

Correctness of Voluntary LOINC Mapping for Laboratory Tests in Three Large Inst\
Lin MC, Vreeman DJ, McDonald CJ, Huff SM.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010 Nov 13;2010:447-51.
PMID: 21347018

Standardizing newborn screening results for health information exchange.
Abhyankar S, Lloyd-Puryear MA, Goodwin R, Copeland S, Eichwald J, Therrell BL, \
Zuckerman A, Downing G, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010 Nov 13;2010:1-5.
PMID: 21346929

Clinical decision support and rich clinical repositories: a symbiotic relations\
hip: comment on "Electronic health records and clinical decision support system\
McDonald C, Abhyankar S.
Arch Intern Med. 2011 May 23;171(10):903-5. Epub 2011 Jan 24. No abstract avail\
PMID: 21263079

Prediction of postoperative recurrence-free survival in non-small cell lung can\
cer by using an internationally validated gene expression model.
Mitra R, Lee J, Jo J, Milani M, McClintick JN, Edenberg HJ, Kesler KA, Rieger K\
M, Badve S, Cummings OW, Mohiuddin A, Thomas DG, Luo X, Juliar BE, Li L, Mesaro\
s C, Blair IA, Srirangam A, Kratzke RA, McDonald CJ, Kim J, Potter DA.
Clin Cancer Res. 2011 May 1;17(9):2934-46. Epub 2011 Jan 17.
PMID: 21242119

The UMLS-CORE project: a study of the problem list terminologies used in large \
healthcare institutions.
Fung KW, McDonald C, Srinivasan S.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Nov-Dec;17(6):675-80.
PMID: 20962130

An evaluation of medical knowledge contained in Wikipedia and its use in the LO\
INC database.
Friedlin J, McDonald CJ.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 May-Jun;17(3):283-7.
PMID: 20442145

Improving newborn screening laboratory test ordering and result reporting using\
 health information exchange.
Downs SM, van Dyck PC, Rinaldo P, McDonald C, Howell RR, Zuckerman A, Downing G\
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):13-8.
PMID: 20064796

Using National Drug Codes and drug knowledge bases to organize prescription rec\
ords from multiple sources.
Simonaitis L, McDonald CJ.
Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009 Oct 1;66(19):1743-53.
PMID: 19767382

Clinical laboratory sciences data transmission: the NPU coding system.
Joint Committee on Nomenclature, Properties and Units (C-SC-NPU) of the IFCC an\
d IUPAC, Pontet F, Magdal Petersen U, Fuentes-Arderiu X, Nordin G, Bruunshuus I\
, Ihalainen J, Karlsson D, Forsum U, Dybkaer R, Schadow G, Kuelpmann W, FC)rard\
 G, Kang D, McDonald C, Hill G.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;150:265-9.
PMID: 19745311

What can natural language processing do for clinical decision support?
Demner-Fushman D, Chapman WW, McDonald CJ.
J Biomed Inform. 2009 Oct;42(5):760-72. Epub 2009 Aug 13. Review.
PMID: 19683066

Protecting patients in health information exchange: a defense of the HIPAA priv\
acy rule.
McDonald C.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Mar-Apr;28(2):447-9.
PMID: 19276002

RxTerms - a drug interface terminology derived from RxNorm.
Fung KW, McDonald C, Bray BE.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:227-31.
PMID: 18998891

Risk of adverse gastrointestinal events from inhaled corticosteroids.
Hansen RA, Tu W, Wang J, Ambuehl R, McDonald CJ, Murray MD.
Pharmacotherapy. 2008 Nov;28(11):1325-34.
PMID: 18956992

Accuracy of provider generated computerized problem lists in the Veterans Admin\
Williams C, Mosley-Williams A, McDonald C.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:1155. No abstract available.
PMID: 18694251

Participation in a prototype federated system for sharing medical content.
Dexter PR, Blevins L, McDonald C, Overhage M.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:938.
PMID: 18694038

A software tool for removing patient identifying information from clinical docu\
Friedlin FJ, McDonald CJ.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Sep-Oct;15(5):601-10. Epub 2008 Jun 25.
PMID: 18579831

A comparison of the completeness and timeliness of automated electronic laborat\
ory reporting and spontaneous reporting of notifiable conditions.
Overhage JM, Grannis S, McDonald CJ.
Am J Public Health. 2008 Feb;98(2):344-50. Epub 2008 Jan 2.
PMID: 18172157

Use of a regional health information exchange to detect crossover of patients with MRSA between urban hospitals.
Kho AN, Lemmon L, Commiskey M, Wilson SJ, McDonald CJ.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Mar-Apr;15(2):212-6. Epub 2007 Dec 20.
PMID: 18096903

A system for sharing routine surgical pathology specimens across institutions: the Shared Pathology Informatics Network.
Drake TA, Braun J, Marchevsky A, Kohane IS, Fletcher C, Chueh H, Beckwith B, Berkowicz D, Kuo F, Zeng QT, Balis U, 
Holzbach A, McMurry A, Gee CE, McDonald CJ, Schadow G, Davis M, Hattab EM, Blevins L, Hook J, Becich M, Crowley RS, 
Taube SE, Berman J; Shared Pathology Informatics Network.
Hum Pathol. 2007 Aug;38(8):1212-25. Epub 2007 May 8.
PMID: 17490722

An effective computerized reminder for contact isolation of patients colonized or infected with resistant organisms.
Kho AN, Dexter PR, Warvel JS, Belsito AW, Commiskey M, Wilson SJ, Hui SL, McDonald CJ.
Int J Med Inform. 2008 Mar;77(3):194-8. Epub 2007 Mar 29.
PMID: 17398145

Which observations from the complete blood cell count predict mortality for hospitalized patients?
Kho AN, Hui S, Kesterson JG, McDonald CJ.
J Hosp Med. 2007 Jan;2(1):5-12.
PMID: 17274042

Integrative specimen information service - a campus-wide resource for tissue banking, experimental data annotation, and analysis services.
Schadow G, Dhaval R, McDonald CJ, Ragg S.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:1087.
PMID: 17238706

Using a natural language processing system to extract and code family history data from admission reports.
Friedlin J, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:925.
PMID: 17238544

A comparison of Intelligent Mapper and document similarity scores for mapping local radiology terms to LOINC.
Vreeman DJ, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:809-13.
PMID: 17238453

Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects (XSL-FO): a tool to transform patient data into attractive clinical reports.
Simonaitis L, Belsito A, Warvel J, Hui S, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:719-23.
PMID: 17238435

A computerized decision support system improves the accuracy of temperature capture from nursing personnel at the bedside.
Kroth PJ, Dexter PR, Overhage JM, Knipe C, Hui SL, Belsito A, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:444-8.
PMID: 17238380

A natural language processing system to extract and code concepts relating to congestive heart failure from chest radiology reports.
Friedlin J, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:269-73.
PMID: 17238345

Computer automated detection of head orientation for prevention of wrong-side treatment errors.
Christensen JD, Hutchins GC, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:136-40.
PMID: 17238318

Collaboration between the medical informatics community and guideline authors: fostering HIT standard development that matters.
Biondich PG, Downs SM, Carroll AE, Shiffman RN, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2006:36-40.
PMID: 17238298

Automated mapping of local radiology terms to LOINC.
Vreeman DJ, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:769-73.
PMID: 16779144

SPIN query tools for de-identified research on a humongous database.
McDonald CJ, Dexter P, Schadow G, Chueh HC, Abernathy G, Hook J, Blevins L, Overhage JM, Berman JJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:515-9.
PMID: 16779093

Efficiency, comprehensiveness and cost-effectiveness when comparing dictation and electronic templates for operative reports.
Laflamme MR, Dexter PR, Graham MF, Hui SL, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:425-9.
PMID: 16779075

Computerized reminders to improve isolation rates of patients with drug-resistant infections: design and preliminary results.
Kho A, Dexter P, Warvel J, Commiskey M, Wilson S, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:390-4.
PMID: 16779068

In support of emergency department health information technology.
Finnell JT, Overhage JM, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:246-50.
PMID: 16779039

Computerization can create safety hazards: a bar-coding near miss.
McDonald CJ.
Ann Intern Med. 2006 Apr 4;144(7):510-6. Erratum in: Ann Intern Med. 2006 Aug 1;145(3):235.
PMID: 16585665

The Indiana network for patient care: a working local health information infrastructure. An example of a working
infrastructure collaboration that links data from five health systems and hundreds of millions of entries.
McDonald CJ, Overhage JM, Barnes M, Schadow G, Blevins L, Dexter PR, Mamlin B; INPC Management Committee.
Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Sep-Oct;24(5):1214-20.
PMID: 16162565

A pilot study of usefulness of clinician-patient videoconferencing for making routine medical decisions in the nursing home.
Laflamme MR, Wilcox DC, Sullivan J, Schadow G, Lindbergh D, Warvel J, Buchanan H, Ising T, Abernathy G, Perkins SM, Daggy J, Frankel RM, Dexter P, McDonald CJ, Weiner M.

J Am Geriatr Soc. 2005 Aug;53(8):1380-5.
PMID: 16078965

Can computer-generated evidence-based care suggestions enhance evidence-based m\
anagement of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? A randomized, co\
ntrolled trial.
Tierney WM, Overhage JM, Murray MD, Harris LE, Zhou XH, Eckert GJ, Smith FE, Nienaber N, McDonald CJ, Wolinsky FD.
Health Serv Res. 2005 Apr;40(2):477-97.
PMID: 15762903

Undertreatment of osteoporosis in women, based on detection of vertebral compression fractures on chest radiography.
Kroth PJ, Murray MD, McDonald CJ.
Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2004 Jun;2(2):112-8.
PMID: 15555487

npatient computer-based standing orders vs physician reminders to increase influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates: a randomized trial.
Dexter PR, Perkins SM, Maharry KS, Jones K, McDonald CJ.
JAMA. 2004 Nov 17;292(19):2366-71.
PMID: 15547164

Real world performance of approximate string comparators for use in patient matching.
Grannis SJ, Overhage JM, McDonald C.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107(Pt 1):43-7.
PMID: 15360771

A simple error classification system for understanding sources of error in automatic speech recognition and human transcription.
Zafar A, Mamlin B, Perkins S, Belsito AM, Overhage JM, McDonald CJ.
Int J Med Inform. 2004 Sep;73(9-10):719-30.
PMID: 15325329

Indianapolis I3: the third generation Integrated Advanced Information Managemen\
t Systems.
McGowan JJ, Overhage JM, Barnes M, McDonald CJ.

J Med Libr Assoc. 2004 Apr;92(2):179-87.
PMID: 15098046

Health telematics and telemedicine for improving patients' care.
McDonald C, Blobel B.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2003;96:157-62.
PMID: 15061538

Failure of computerized treatment suggestions to improve health outcomes of out\
patients with uncomplicated hypertension: results of a randomized controlled tr\
Murray MD, Harris LE, Overhage JM, Zhou XH, Eckert GJ, Smith FE, Buchanan NN, W\
olinsky FD, McDonald CJ, Tierney WM.
Pharmacotherapy. 2004 Mar;24(3):324-37.
PMID: 15040645

Physicians, information technology, and health care systems: a journey, not a d\

McDonald CJ, Overhage JM, Mamlin BW, Dexter PD, Tierney WM.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004 Mar-Apr;11(2):121-4. No abstract available.
PMID: 15027445

Clinicians' and patients' experiences and satisfaction with unscheduled, nightt\
ime, Internet-based video conferencing for assessing acute medical problems in \
a nursing facility.
Weiner M, Schadow G, Lindbergh D, Warvel J, Abernathy G, Perkins SM, Fyffe J, D\
exter PR, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:709-13.
PMID: 14728265

Extracting structured information from free text pathology reports.
Schadow G, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:584-8.
PMID: 14728240

Automated extraction and normalization of findings from cancer-related free-tex\
t radiology reports.
Mamlin BW, Heinze DT, McDonald CJ.

AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:420-4.
PMID: 14728207

Analysis of a probabilistic record linkage technique without human review.
Grannis SJ, Overhage JM, Hui S, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:259-63.
PMID: 14728174

Community clinical data exchange for emergency medicine patients.
Finnell JT, Overhage JM, Dexter PR, Perkins SM, Lane KA, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:235-8.
PMID: 14728169

Using adaptive turnaround documents to electronically acquire structured data i\
n clinical settings.
Biondich PG, Anand V, Downs SM, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:86-90.
PMID: 14728139

Effects of computerized guidelines for managing heart disease in primary care.
Tierney WM, Overhage JM, Murray MD, Harris LE, Zhou XH, Eckert GJ, Smith FE, Nienaber N, McDonald CJ, Wolinsky FD.
J Gen Intern Med. 2003 Dec;18(12):967-76.
PMID: 14687254

Using information technology to improve the health care of older adults.
Weiner M, Callahan CM, Tierney WM, Overhage JM, Mamlin B, Dexter PR, McDonald CJ.
Ann Intern Med. 2003 Sep 2;139(5 Pt 2):430-6. Review.
PMID: 12965971

A practical method of linking data from Medicare claims and a comprehensive electronic medical records system.
Weiner M, Stump TE, Callahan CM, Lewis JN, McDonald CJ.
Int J Med Inform. 2003 Aug;71(1):57-69.
PMID: 12909159

Open Source software in medical informatics--why, how and what.
McDonald CJ, Schadow G, Barnes M, Dexter P, Overhage JM, Mamlin B, McCoy JM.
Int J Med Inform. 2003 Mar;69(2-3):175-84.
PMID: 12810121

Structure, functions, and activities of a research support informatics section.
Murray MD, Smith FE, Fox J, Teal EY, Kesterson JG, Stiffler TA, Ambuehl RJ, Wang J, Dibble M, Benge DO, Betley LJ, Tierney WM, McDonald CJ.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2003 Jul-Aug;10(4):389-98. Epub 2003 Mar 28.
PMID: 12668695

LOINC, a universal standard for identifying laboratory observations: a 5-year u\
McDonald CJ, Huff SM, Suico JG, Hill G, Leavelle D, Aller R, Forrey A, Mercer K\
, DeMoor G, Hook J, Williams W, Case J, Maloney P.
Clin Chem. 2003 Apr;49(4):624-33.
PMID: 12651816

Conducting a study of Internet-based video conferencing for assessing acute medical problems in a nursing facility.
Weiner M, Schadow G, Lindbergh D, Warvel J, Abernathy G, Perkins SM, Dexter PR, McDonald CJ.
Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:874-8.
PMID: 12463950

A successful technique for removing names in pathology reports using an augmented search and replace method.
Thomas SM, Mamlin B, Schadow G, McDonald C.
Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:777-81.
PMID: 12463930

Analysis of identifier performance using a deterministic linkage algorithm.
Grannis SJ, Overhage JM, McDonald CJ.
Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:305-9.
PMID: 12463836

A modern optical character recognition system in a real world clinical setting: some accuracy and feasibility observations.
Biondich PG, Overhage JM, Dexter PR, Downs SM, Lemmon L, McDonald CJ.
Proc AMIA Symp. 2002:56-60.
PMID: 12463786

Effectiveness of pharmacist care for patients with reactive airways disease: a randomized controlled trial.
Weinberger M, Murray MD, Marrero DG, Brewer N, Lykens M, Harris LE, Seshadri R, Caffrey H, Roesner JF, 
Smith F, Newell AJ, Collins JC, McDonald CJ, Tierney WM.
JAMA. 2002 Oct 2;288(13):1594-602.
PMID: 12350190

A randomized, controlled trial of clinical information shared from another institution.
Overhage JM, Dexter PR, Perkins SM, Cordell WH, McGoff J, McGrath R, McDonald CJ.
Ann Emerg Med. 2002 Jan;39(1):14-23.
PMID: 11782726

A Randomized Trial of Corollary Orders to Prevent Errors of Omission


Buying Equipment and Programs for Home or Office, Springer-Verlag 1987

Images, Signals and Devices (ed), Springer, 1987

Tutorials (M.D. Computing: Benchmark Papers), Springer-Verlag, 1987

Action-oriented decisions in ambulatory medicine, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1981

Additional Media:
Dr. McDonald discusses LINC -- from NML

biographical sketch made for the 2005 presentation of the Collen award (from youtube)

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[ Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, April 2011 Report]

[ Indiana University biographical sketch]

[ doctor description]

[ Regenstrief Institute documents]

[,LOINClecture.vm%3Bjsessionid%3D0 LOINC lecture]

[ National Library of Medicine description of Dr. Clement becoming director]

Morris F. Collen Award bio

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