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February 16, 2017

HSR&D Investigator Receives HIMSS 2016 Book of the Year Award

Brian E. Dixon, PhD, FHIMSS, an affiliate investigator with the HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication (CHIC) has received the 2016 Book of the Year Award from the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). The HIMSS Book of the Year Award honors a book that offers outstanding practical guidance and/or strategic insight for healthcare information and management systems professionals.

Dr. Dixon edited Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems, which discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with the electronic exchange of data and information across the complex network of hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and other entities involved in providing healthcare.

Dr. Dixon teaches and conducts research in the area of public health informatics, which applies information and computer science to improve population health-monitoring as well as outcomes. He has been a co-investigator on several HSR&D-funded studies, including the three-year, "Evaluation of VLER_Indiana Health Information Exchange Demonstration Project," and the current project, "Regional data exchange to improve care for veterans after non-VA hospitalization."

Prior to his research and teaching career, Dr. Dixon was an accomplished computer programmer, developing and implementing technologies that are now used by more than 100 hospitals and 20,000 physicians in Indiana to exchange data necessary for caring for patients.

In addition to his research work with CHIC, Dr. Dixon is an Associate Professor at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, and a Health Research Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics.

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