From Rutgers Medical Informatics History Project
Name: James J. Cimino, MD
Elected ACMI Fellow: 1992. President ACMI 2011-2012.
Degrees: Sc.B. Biology, Brown University 1977; MD, New York Medical
Current Position: Chief of the Laboratory for Clinical Informatics
Development at the NIH Clinical Center; Senior Scientist, Lister Hill
National Center for Biomedical Communication, National Library of
Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia
College of Physicians and Surgeons, co-chair of the HL-7 Vocabulary
Current email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Affiliations: American Clinical and Climatological Association
Honors and Awards: Priscilla M. Mayden Award for Excellence in Medical Informatics, University of Utah
Elected American College of Physicians, 1998
President's Award, AMIA, 2002
Elected New York Academy of Medicine 2006
NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award, 2009
Curriculum Vitae: Columbia biography (2010)
Cimino JJ, Munson PJ, Lewis T, Rodbard D: Graphical Display of Patient Data Using a Desk-Top Computer, in Heffernan HG, ed.: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care; Washington, D.C.; October, 1981:1085-1088. Cimino JJ, Socratous SA, Clayton PD. Internet as clinical information system: application development using the World Wide Web. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association; 1995;2(5):273-284. Cimino JJ. Linking patient information systems to bibliographic resources. Methods of Information in Medicine; 1996;35(2):122-126. Cimino JJ. Beyond the Superhighway: Exploiting the Internet with Medical Informatics. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association; 1997;4:279-284. Cimino JJ. Desiderata for controlled medical vocabularies in the Twenty-First Century. Methods of Information in Medicine; 1998;37(4-5):394-403. Cimino JJ. From data to knowledge through concept-oriented terminologies: experience with the Medical Entities Dictionary. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association; 2000;7(3):288-297. Cimino JJ, Patel VL, Kushniruk AW. The Patient Clinical Information System (PatCIS): technical solutions for and experience with giving patients access to their electronic medical records. International Journal of Medical Informatics; 2002; 68:111-127. Cimino JJ, Bakken S. The personal digital educator. New England Journal of Medicine. 2005;352(9):860-2. Cimino JJ, Bright TJ, Li J. Medication reconciliation using natural language processing and controlled terminologies. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007;129(Pt 1):679-83. Cimino JJ, Hayamizu TF, Bodenreider O, Davis B, Stafford GA, Ringwald M. The caBIG Terminology Review Process. Journal of Biomedical Informatics; 2009 Jun;42(3):571-80. Baorto D, Li L, Cimino JJ. Practical Experience with the Maintenance of a Large Ontology for an Academic Medical Center. Journal of Biomedical Informatics; 2009 Jun;42(3):494-503). Shea S, Weinstock RS, Teresi JA, Palmas W, Starren J, Cimino JJ, Lai AM, Field L, Morin PC, Goland R, Izquierdo RE, Ebner S, Silver S, Petkova E, Kong J, Eimicke JP; for the IDEATel Consortium. A Randomized Trial Comparing Telemedicine Case Management with Usual Care in Older, Ethnically Diverse, Medically Underserved Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: 5 Year Results of the IDEATel Study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2009;16(4):446-56. Cimino JJ, Ayres EJ. The clinical research data repository of the US National Institutes of Health. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2010;160(Pt 2):1299-303. Cimino JJ. High-quality, Standard, Controlled Healthcare Terminologies Come of Age. Methods of Information in Medicine; 2011;50,2:101-104. A network-theoretic approach for decompositional translation across Open Biological Ontologies, JBI, 2010 Interpreting Nurses Responses to Clinical Documentation Alert, AMIA, 2010 A Review of Auditing methods Applied to the Content of Controlled Biomedical Terminologie, JBI, 2009 Using semantic and structural properties of the Unified Medical Language System to discover potential terminological relationship, JAMIA, 2009 Information Needs Infobutton Manager Use and Satisfaction by Clinician Typ, JAMIA, 2009 Use of clinical alerting to improve the collection of clinical research dat, AMIA, 2009 Leading a Horse to Water - Using Automated Reminders to Increase Use of Online Decision Suppor, AMIA, 2008 Identifying logical clinical context clusters in nursing orders for the purpose of information retrieva, AMIA, 2008 Identifying Logical Clinical Context Clusters in Nursing Orders for th, AMIA, 2008 Multitasking by Clinicians in the Context of CPOE and CIS Us, Medinfo, 2007 Medication Reconciliation Using Natural Language Processing and Controlled Terminologie, Medinfo, 2007 A Scale-Free Network View of the UMLS to Learn Terminology Translation, Medinfo, 2007 Collect Once Use Many_file, JAHIMA, 2007 Semantic Query Generation from Eligibility Criteria in Clinical Trial, AMIA, 2007 Redesign of the Columbia University Infobutton Manage, AMIA, 2007 Information Needs Related to Antibiotic Prescribing While Using CPO, AMIA, 2007 Decompositional Terminology Translation Using Network Analysi, AMIA, 2007 Auditing Dynamic Links to Online Information Resource, AMIA, 2007 A Methodology for Meeting Context-Specific Information Needs Related to Nursing Order, AMIA, 2007 A Comparison of Two Methods for Retrieving ICD-9-CM Dat, AMIA, 2007 An Integrated Approach to Computer-Based Decision Support at the Point of Car, ACCA, 2007 The Practical Impact of Ontologies on Biomedical Informatic, Meth Inf Med, 2006 International Medical Informatics Association Working Group 6 and the 2005 Rome Conferenc, JBI, 2006 In Defense of the Desiderat, JBI, 2006 Heuristic Evaluation of Paper-Based Web Page, JBI, 2006 Use, Usability, Usefulness and Impact of an Infobutton Manage, AMIA, 2006 Mining Cross-Terminology Links in the UML, AMIA, 2006 Interruptions During Use of a CPOE System for MICU Round, AMIA, 2006 Using Patient Data to Retrieve Health Knowledg, AMIA, 2005 Using Natural Language Processing to Link from Medical Text to On-Line Information Resource, Medinfo, 2004 Structured Data Entry of Cross-Coverage Notes Using a PD, Medinfo, 2004 Scenario-Based Assessment of Physicians Information Need, Medinfo, 2004 Responding to Clinicians Information Needs - Designing a Context-Specific Calculato, Medinfo, 2004 Practical Considerations for Exploiting the World Wide Web to Create Infobutton, Medinfo, 2004 Patterns of Usage for a Web-Based Clinical Information Syste, Medinfo, 2004 Development and Representation of a Fall-Injury Risk Assessment Instrument in a Clinical Information Syste, Medinfo, 2004 Automatic Summarization of Patient Discharge Summaries to Create Problem Lists Using Medical Language Processin, Medinfo, 2004 Towards the Development of a Conceptual Distance Metric for the UML, JBI, 2004 PalmCIS - A Wireless Handheld Application for Satisfying Clinician Information Need, JAMIA, 2004 An Enriched UMLS Semantic Network with a Multiple Subsumption Hierarch, JAMIA, 2004 Approach to Mobile Information and Communication for Health Car, IJMI, 2004 Knowledge Representation of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture Points Using the UMLS and a Terminolog, IDEAS Workshop, 2004 Use of Online Resources While Using a Clinical Information Syste, SCAMC, 2003 The Classification of Clinicians Information Needs While Using a Clinical Information Syste, SCAMC, 2003 Sharing Infobuttons to Resolve Clinicians Information Need, SCAMC, 2003 Development of Infobuttons in a Wireless Environmen, SCAMC, 2003 Clinical Information Needs in Context-An Observational Study of Clinicians While Using a Clinical Information Syste, SCAMC, 2003 Characterizing Information Needs and Cognitive Processes During CIS Us, SCAMC, 2003 Automated Identification of Shortcuts to Patient Data for a Wireless Handheld Clinical Informaiton Syste, SCAMC, 2003 Automated Discovery of Patient-specific Clinician Information Needs Using Clinical Information System Log File, SCAMC, 2003 Consistency Across the Hierarchies of the UMLS Semantic Network and Metathesauru, JBI, 2003 Adequacy of Evolving National Standardized Terminologies for Interdisciplinary Coded Concepts in an Automated Clinical Pathwa, JBI, 2003 Integrating Nursing Diagnostic Concepts into the Medical Entities Dictionary Using the ISO Reference Terminology Model for Nursing Diagnosi, JAMIA, 2003 Web-based tailoring and its effect on self-efficacy - results from the MI-HEART randomized controlled tria, SCAMC, 2002 Using patient data to rank records of literature retrieva, SCAMC, 2002 Theoretical, empirical and practical approaches to resolving the unmet information needs of clinical information system user, SCAMC, 2002 The cognitive demands of an innovative query user interfac, SCAMC, 2002 Knowledge acquisition of generic queries for information retrieva, SCAMC, 2002 Issues in developing clinical applications for the wireless environmen, SCAMC, 2002 Improving clinical communication with a virtual whiteboar, SCAMC, 2002 Design of a Web-based care team scheduler for PalmCI, SCAMC, 2002 Use of Wireless Technology for Reducing Medical Error, JAMIA, 2002 Providing concept-oriented views for clinical data using a knowledge-based system - an evaluatio, JAMIA, 2002 Perceived Information Needs and Communication Difficulties of Inpatient Physicians and Nurse, JAMIA, 2002 Development of an Ontology to Model Medical Errors Information Needs and the Clinical Communication Spac, JAMIA, 2002 Using Narrative Reports to Support a Digitial Librar, SCAMC, 2001 Use of Wireless Technology for Reducing Medical Error, SCAMC, 2001 The MI-HEART Project - Information Technology fo One-to-One Tailored Patient Communicaito, SCAMC, 2001 Perceived Information Needs and Communication Difficulties of Inpatient Physicians and Nurse, SCAMC, 2001 MI-HEART - A Comprehensive Management System to Deliver Monitor and Measure Efficacy of Individualized Web-Based Educatio, SCAMC, 2001 Lessons Learned in the Early Phase of the MI-HEART Clincial Tria, SCAMC, 2001 Just-in-Time Learning in the Emergency Departmen, SCAMC, 2001 Integration of Nursing Assessment Concepts into the MED Using the LOINC Semantic Structure as a Terminology Mode, SCAMC, 2001 Integrating Existing Drug Formulation Terminologies into an HL7 Standard Classification using OpenGALE, SCAMC, 2001 Harnessing Web Information Technologies for Secure Adaptive and Individualized Health Communication, SCAMC, 2001 Development of an Ontology to Model Medical Errors Information Needs and the Clinical Communicaiton Spac, SCAMC, 2001 Content Evaluation of a Knwledge Bas, SCAMC, 2001 Battling Scylla and Charybdis - The Search for Redundancy and Ambiguity in the 2001 UMLS Metathesauru, SCAMC, 2001 Assessment of Information Needs for Informed Coordinated Activities in the Clinical Environmen, SCAMC, 2001 Terminology Tools - State of the Art and Practical Lesson, Meth Inf Med, 2001 What Do Patients Do with Access to Their Medical Record, Medinfo, 2001 Developing Tailored Theory-Based Educational Content for Web Applications - Illustrations from the MI-HEART Projec, Medinfo, 2001 Building a Knowledge Base to Support a Digital Librar, Medinfo, 2001 Clinical Knowledge and Practice in the Information Age - A Handbook for Health Professional, JBI, 2001 Accessing Heterogeneous Sources of evidence to Answer Clinical Quesiton, JBI, 2001 A Knowledge-Based Concept-Oreiented View Generation System for Clinical Dat, JBI, 2001 Studying the Human-Computer-Terminology Interfac, JAMIA, 2001 Televaluation of clinical information systems - an integrative approach to assessing Web-based system, IJMI, 2001 Improving the Development of Composite Educational Guidelines Using Decomposition of Concept Lattice, SCAMC, 2000 How to Partition a Complex Schema of Medical Terminolog, SCAMC, 2000 Formal Combinations of Guidelines - A Requirement for Self-Administered Personalized Health Educatio, SCAMC, 2000 Exploring the Semantic Relations of Radiological Terms using UMLS Resource, SCAMC, 2000 Evaluation of Web-Based Patient Information Resources - Application in the Assessment of a Patient Clinical Information Syste, SCAMC, 2000 Developing and Evaluating Theory-Based Educational Content for WEB Application, SCAMC, 2000 Automated Knowledge Extraction from MEDLINE Citation, SCAMC, 2000 An Infobutton for Enabling Patients to Interpret On-line Pap Smear Report, SCAMC, 2000 An Evaluation of Patient Access to their Electronic Medical Records via the World Wide We, SCAMC, 2000 A Web-Based System For Prediction Of Coronary Heart Disease Risk Using The Framingham Algorith, SCAMC, 2000 What is Wrong with EM, SCAMC, 1999 WebCIS - Large Scale Deployment of a Web-based Clinical Information Syste, SCAMC, 1999 Overcoming the Barriers of WEB-Based Interventions for Elder Patients - Enabling Strategies for the MI HEART Clinical Tria, SCAMC, 1999 Modeling the UMLS Using an OOD, SCAMC, 1999 Modeling Patient Response to Acute Myocardial Infarction - Implications for a Tailored Technology-Based Program to Reduce Patient Dela, SCAMC, 1999 Linking Guidelines for Mammography to an Electronic Medical Record for Use by Patient, SCAMC, 1999 Influence of Lay Conceptions of Health and Illness on Health Care Decision-Making - Implications for the Development of Technological Suppor, SCAMC, 1999 Evaluation of the Information Sources Ma, SCAMC, 1999 Evaluation of a System to Identify Relevant Patient Information and Its Impact on Clinical Information Retrieva, SCAMC, 1999 Evaluation of a Proposed Method for Representing Drug Terminolog, SCAMC, 1999 Toward a Framework for Computer-Medicated Collaborativee Design in Medical Informatic, Meth Inf Med, 1999 The Columbia Medical Informatics Story - From Clinical System to Major Departmen, MD Computing, 1999 Reproducibility of Interpreting and and or in Terminology System, SCAMC, 1998 Development of a Standard Terminology to Support Medication Message, SCAMC, 1998 Designing Evaluation of Web-Based Information Resources - Televaluation of Patient Clinical Information System, SCAMC, 1998 Automated Knowledge Extraction from the UML, SCAMC, 1998 Automated Integration of a Diagnostic Decision Support System with a Large Scale Clinical Information System - Aspects of Feasibilit, SCAMC, 1998 Architecture for a Web-Based Clinical Information System that Keeps the Design Open and the Access Close, SCAMC, 1998 A Proposal for Incorporating Health Level Seven (HL7) Vocabulary in the UMLS Metathesauru, SCAMC, 1998 The Concepts of Language and the Language of Concept, Meth Inf Med, 1998 Auditing the Unified Medical Language System with Semantic Method, JAMIA, 1998 Combining Laboratory data Sets from Multiple Insitutions Using LOIN, IJMI, 1998 Distributed Cognition and Knowledge-Based Controlled Medical Terminologie, AI Med, 1998 A Study of Collaboration Among Medical Informatics Research Laboratorie, AI Med, 1998 Using Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes (LOINC) to Exchange Laboratory Data Among Three Academic Hospital, SCAMC, 1997 Usability Testing in Medical Informatics - Cognitive Approaches to Evaluation of Information Systems and User Interface, SCAMC, 1997 Supporting Infobuttons with Terminological Knowledg, SCAMC, 1997 Partitioning a Vocabulary-s IS-A Hierarchy into Tree, SCAMC, 1997 Linking A Clinical System to Heterogeneous Information Resource, SCAMC, 1997 Designing a Student Clinical Workstation - Challenges and Opportunitie, SCAMC, 1997 Controlled Vocabulary and Design of Laboratory Results Display, SCAMC, 1997 Mapping Medical Vocabularies to the Unified Medical Language Syste, SCAMC, 1996 Just Tell Me What You Want - The Promises and Perils of Rapid Prototyping with the World Wide We, SCAMC, 1996 Integrating DXplain into a Clinical Information System Using the World Wide We, SCAMC, 1996 Formal Descriptions and Adaptive Mechanisms for Changes in Controlled Medical Vocabularie, Meth Inf Med, 1996 Coding Systems in Health Car, Meth Inf Med, 1996 eview - Coding Systems in Health Car, Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 1995 Education and Training - Medical Informatics Training at Columbia University and the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Cente, Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 1995 The Informatics Superhighway-Prototyping on the World Wide We, SCAMC, 1995 Use of the Unified Medical Language System in Patient Care at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Cente, Meth Inf Med, 1995 Managing Vocabulary for a Centralized Clinical Syste, MedInfo, 1995 Vocabulary and Health Care Information Technology-State of the Ar, JASIS, 1995 Coping with Changing Controlled Vocabularie, SCAMC, 1994 Knowledge-based Approaches to the Maintenance of a Large Controlled Medical Terminolog, JAMIA, 1994 Controlled Medical Vocabulary Construction - Methods from the Canon Grou, JAMIA, 1994 Data Storage and Knowledge Representaion for Clinical Workstation, Int J Biomed Comp, 1994 From ICD9-CM to MeSH, Using the UMLS-A How-to Guid, SCAMC, 1993 Automatic Knowledge Acquisition from Medlin, Meth Inf Med, 1993 Generic Queries for Meeting Clinical Information Need, Bull MLA, 1993 Saying What You Mean and Meaning What You Say-Coupling Biomedical Terminology and Knowledg, Acad Med, 1993 The Medline Butto, SCAMC, 1992 As We May Think - The Concept Space and Medical Hypertex, CBR, 1992 Representation of Clinical Laboratory Terminology in the Unified Medical Language Syste, SCAMC, 1991 Using the UMLS to Bring the Library to the Bedsid, MDM, 1991 IAIMS and UMLS at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Cente, MDM, 1991 UMLS as Knowledge Base-A Rule-Based Expert System Approach to Controlled Medical Vocabulary Managemen, SCAMC, 1990 Automated Translation between Medical Terminologies using Semantic Definition, MD Computing, 1990 Designing and Introspective, Multipurpose, Controlled Medical Vocabular, SCAMC, 1989 Automated Extraction of Medical Knowledge from Medline Citation, SCAMC, 1988 The Physician's Workstation-Recording a Physical Examination Using a Controlled Vocabular, SCAMC, 1987 DXplain-Experience with Knowledge Acquisition and Program Evaluatio, SCAMC, 1987 DXplain-An Evolving Diagnostic Decision-Support Syste, JAMA, 1987
Shortliffe EH, Cimino JJ, Eds. Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine. Springer, New York, 2006. Cimino JJ, ed. Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. AMIA, Bethesda, MD, 1996. Cimino JJ. Cancer Screening. In Shea S, ed. Division of General Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care Syllabus. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York; 1994. Huff SM, Cimino JJ. Medical Data Dictionaries and their Use in Medical Information System Development. In: Prokosch HU, Dudeck J, eds. Hospital Information Systems: Current Status and Future Trends, Elsevier Science B.V., North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1995; 53-75. Clayton PD, Cimino JJ, Anderson RK, Roderer NK, McCormack M. Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems (IAIMS): Accomplishments from a global and local perspective. In: Prokosch HU, Dudeck J, eds. Hospital Information Systems: Current Status and Future Trends, Elsevier Science B.V., North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1995; 287-311. Pablos-Mendez A, Cimino JJ. Screening. In Rabkin M, Shea S, ed. Ambulatory Care Syllabus. Division of General Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care Syllabus. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York; 1997. Ceusters WM, Rector AL, Cimino JJ. Chap 23: Lenguajes y Terminologías Médica (Medical Languages and Terminologies). In: Internet, Telemática y Salud (Internet in the Health Sciences). Oliveri N, Sosa-Iudicissa M, Gamboa C, eds. Editorial Médica Panamerica, Buenos Aires, 1997. Cimino JJ. Development of Expertise in Medical Practice. In, Sternberg RJ, Horvath JA, eds. Tacit Knowledge in Professional Practice. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998. Hammond WE, Cimino JJ. Standards in Medical Informatics. Chapter 6 in: EH Shortliffe, LE Perreault, G Wiederhold, LM Fagan, eds. Medical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine. New York: Springer, 2000:212-256. Cimino JJ. Knowledge-based terminology in medicine. In: Bourigault D, Jacquemin C, L'Homme M-C, eds. Recent Advances in Computational Terminology.John Benjamins, Amsterdam. 2001:111-126. Kukafka R, Lussier YA, Cimino JJ. The MI-HEART Project. Chapter 19, in: Lewis D, Eyesnbach G, Kukafka R, Stavri P, Jimison H, eds. Consumer Health Informatics: Informing Consumers and Improving Health Care. New York: Springer, 2005:227-238. Cimino JJ, del Fiol G. Infobuttons and point of care access to knowledge. In: Greenes RA, ed. Clinical Decision Support: The Road Ahead. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007:345-371.
"Reuse of Clinical Health Records: Caveat Inquisitor"