Donald Connelly

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Name: Donald P. Connelly, MD, PhD, FACMI

Elected ACMI Fellow: 1986


Degrees: MD, University of Minnesota, 1971, PhD, Biometry and Health Information Systems, University of Minnesota, 1977

Current Position: Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Institute of Health Informatics, University of Minnesota

Current email:

Professional Affiliations: Principal Investigator, A Community-shared Clinical Abstract to Improve Care; Co-principal Investigator, MN Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics – Prostate Cancer Project; Co-principal Investigator, Research Training in Medical Informatics; Director, Informatics Shared Resource, University of Minnesota Cancer Center; Member, Minnesota e-Health Initiative Advisory Committee

Professional Activities: Admissions Committee, National Library of Medicine Medical Informatics Training Program, Health Computer Sciences; College of American Pathologists Information Science and Technology Committee; editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.

Honors and Awards: Association for Pathology Informatics Honorary Fellow Award, 2003, Alpha Omega Alpha

Other Works: In 1994 his clinical informatics research group implemented the world's first Web-based laboratory results reporting system to support day-to-day patient care activities.

Other Information: Research has focused on clinical decision making related to effective laboratory testing and the development of information technology tools that clinicians choose to use in support of their patient care activities

Curriculum Vitae:

Selected Publications:

Connelly DP, Park YT, Du J, Theera-Ampornpunt N, Gordon BD, Bershow BA,
Gensinger RA Jr, Shrift M, Routhe DT, Speedie SM. The impact of electronic health
records on care of heart failure patients in the emergency room. J Am Med Inform 
Assoc. 2011 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Theera-Ampornpunt N, Speedie SM, Du J, Park YT, Kijsanayotin B, Connelly DP.
Impact of prior clinical information in an EHR on care outcomes of emergency
patients. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009 Nov 14;2009:634-8.

Potthoff S, Du J, Speedie S, Connelly DP. Emergency room providers'
perceptions of MyChart's My Emergency Data: findings from a focus group study.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:1082.

Kijsanayotin B, Speedie SM, Connelly DP. Linking patients' records across
organizations while maintaining anonymity. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:1008.

Connelly DP, Kijsanayotin B, Speedie SM. Synthesis of a database test bed for 
evaluating record linkage algorithms. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007 Oct 11:917.

Skeate RC, Wahi MM, Jessurun J, Connelly DP. Personal digital
assistant-enabled report content knowledgebase results in more complete pathology
reports and enhances resident learning. Hum Pathol. 2007 Dec;38(12):1727-35. Epub
2007 Oct 18.

Kube DM, Savci-Heijink CD, Lamblin AF, Kosari F, Vasmatzis G, Cheville JC,
Connelly DP, Klee GG. Optimization of laser capture microdissection and RNA
amplification for gene expression profiling of prostate cancer. BMC Mol Biol.
2007 Mar 21;8:25.

Raman S, Harris IB, Connelly DP, Speedie SM, Daniels B. Evaluation of the
implementation of an electronic medical record. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:979.

Connelly DP. Using Web technologies for implementing testing strategies. Clin 
Lab Med. 2002 Jun;22(2):529-45. Review.

Connelly DP, Lasky LC, Keller RM and Morrison DS, 1982. A system for graphical display of
clinical laboratory data. Amer J Clin Pathol 78:729-37.

Connelly DP, 1983. Communicating laboratory results effectively: The role of graphical displays.
(In) AAMSI Congress 83. Bethesda: AAMSI, pp 113-6.

Connelly DP, Dean DW and Hultman BK, 1986. Physician-oriented result reporting in an intensive
care environment. (In) Salamon R, Blum B and Jorgenen M (eds). Medinfo 86, New York: IEEE, pp 810-12.

Sielaff BH, Scott EP, and Connelly DP, 1987. ESPRE: Expert system for platelet request evaluation.
(In) Stead WW (ed). Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in
Medical Care. New York: IEEE, pp 237-240.

Sielaff BH, Connelly DP and Scott EP, 1989. ESPRE: A knowledge-based system to support platelet
transfusion decisions. Trans Biomed Engr 36:541-6.

Connelly DP, Rich EC, Curley SP and Kelly JT, 1990. Knowledge resource preferences of
family practice physicians. J Fam Prac 30:353-59.

Curley SP, Connelly DP and Rich EC, 1990. Physicians' use of medical knowledge resources:
Preliminary theoretical framework and findings. Med Dec Making 10:231-241.

Willard KE, Hallgren JH and Connelly DP, 1994: W3 based medical information systems vs
custom client server applications. Proc 2nd International WWW Conference, Mosaic and the
Web. Chicago, October 17-20, pp. 641-651.

Connelly DP, Sielaff BH, and Willard KE, 1995. A clinicians workstation for improving
laboratory use. Integrated display of laboratory results. Am J Clin Pathol 104:243-52.

Elson RB, Connelly DP, 1995. Computerized patient records in primary care: Their role in
mediating guideline-driven physician behavior change. Arch Fam Med 4:698-705.

Hillson, SD, Connelly DP, Liu Y, 1995. The effects of computer-assisted electrocardiographic
interpretation on physician diagnostic processes. Med Decis Making 15:107-112.

Willard KE, Hallgren JH, Sielaff BH and Connelly DP, 1995. The deployment of a World Wide
Web (W3) based medical information system. SCAMC 19:771-75.

Willard KE, Sielaff BH and Connelly DP, 1995. Integrating legacy laboratory information systems
into a client-server world: The University of Minnesota Clinical Workstation (CWS) Project. Meth
of Inform Med 34:289-96.

Connelly DP, Sielaff BH and Willard KE, 1996. The clinical workstation as a means of improving
laboratory use. Clin Chem Acta 248:51-64.

Connelly DP, Willard KE, Hallgren JH, Sielaff, 1996. Closing the clinical laboratory testing loop
with information technology. Am J Clin Pathol 105(Suppl 1):S40-47.

Willard KE, Connelly DP, Johnson JR, 1996. Radical improvements in the display of clinical
microbiology results: A Web-based clinical information system. Am J Med 101:541-9.

Connelly DP, Aller RD, 1997. Informatics and outcomes. Arch Pathol Lab Med 121:1176-1182.

Elson RB, Connelly DP, 1997. The impact of anticipatory patient data displays on physician
decision making: a pilot study. Proc AMIA Annu Fall Symp 233-7.

Elson RB, Faughnan J, Connelly DP, 1997. An industrial process view of information delivery
to support clinical decision making: Implications for systems design and process measures. JAMIA 4:266-78.

Connelly DP, 1999. Integrating integrated laboratory information into integrated delivery
systems. Clin Lab Med 19:277-97.

Connelly DP, 2002. Using web technologies for implementing testing strategies. Clin Lab
Med 22:1-17.

Connelly DP, 2003. Critical pathways, clinical practice guidelines, test selection and ordering. (In) Ward-
Cook K, Lehmann C, Schoeff L and Williams RH (eds) Clinical Diagnostic Technology: The Total
Testing Process, Vol. 1, Washington: AACC Press, pp. 47-63.

Subramanian AT, Aysola AE, Peterson M, Bowman RJ, Haller IV, Skeate RJ, Connelly DP. A Cooperative Community Effort For Blood Use Benchmarking. Transfusion 2007, 47 (Suppl):190A.

Kube DM, Savci-Heijink CD, Lamblin A-F, Kosari F, Vasmatzis G, Cheville JC, Connelly DP, Klee GG. Optimization
of laser capture microdissection and RNA amplification for gene expression profiling of prostate cancer.
BMC Molecular Biology 2007, 8:25.

Skeate RC, Wahi MM, Jessurun J, Connelly DP, 2007. Personal digital assistant-enabled report content
knowledgebase results in more complete pathology reports and enhances resident learning. Hum
Pathol 38:1727-35.


Main title:        Clinical decisions and laboratory use / edited by Donald P.
                      Connelly ... [et al.].
Published/Created: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1982.
ISBN:              0816610010
Series:            Publications in the health sciences
                   University of Minnesota continuing medical education ; v. 1

Main title:        Symposium on test selection strategies / Ellis S. Benson,
                      Donald P. Connelly, and M. Desmond Burke, guest editors.
Published/Created: Philadelphia : Saunders, c1982.
Series:            Clinics in laboratory medicine, 0272-2712 ; v. 2, no. 4
                      (Dec. 1982)

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U. of Minnesota biography

Laboratory of Medcine and Pathology biography

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