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HIMSS Announces 2015 Physician IT Leadership Award Winner
The HIMSS16 Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, March 3, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Chicago (January 7, 2016) – Brian Yeaman, M.D., founder and president, Yeaman and Associates, Yeaman Signature Health Clinic, has been named the recipient of the 2015 HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award.

The Physician IT Leadership Award recognizes significant leadership in the area of applying IT to the needs of physicians while serving the Society and/or the industry. The Physician IT Leadership Award can be made for a single exceptional contribution, for a sustained contribution, or for a lifetime of exceptional leadership.

Dr. Yeaman has over 10 years of informatics experience in helping organizations transform capture, integration and delivery of clinical data, information and knowledge.  Dr. Yeaman is a nationally renowned expert in health information exchange (HIE) and health IT. He has guided some of the largest healthcare companies to understand their core competencies and assisted in bringing new solutions to the healthcare market.

Dr. Yeaman served as chief medical information officer for Norman Regional Health System for 10 years, and guided both inpatient and outpatient EHR implementations and meaningful use attestation for phases one and two. He participated in the development and leadership of HIE for over eight years.  As chief administrative officer for Coordinated Care Oklahoma, Dr. Yeaman's service area  now includes more than four million patients with  data received from facilities in five states, which is a model for sustainable HIE  conducted under private funding and governance.

 "I'm thankful for the opportunity to practice medicine as well as serve on the front lines of defining a new healthcare. I feel that we are still early in our journey of realizing the potential we have to improve care delivery with interoperability and health IT across the board," said Yeaman. "There is much work still to be done, most of which would seem insurmountable if not for the collaboration and innovation enabled by HIMSS. I am pleased, honored and humbled to accept this award and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected."

Dr. Yeaman will be honored at HIMSS16 Awards Gala on, Thursday, March 3, from 6:30-9:00 pm at the Latour Ballroom in the Wynn Hotel during the 2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition on February 29 - March 4 in Las Vegas, Nev., at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. Tickets for the HIMSS16 Awards Gala  are available. Visit the HIMSS16 registration page or call (866) 229-2386 for more information.

Learn more about HIMSS16 and the Physicians' IT Symposium: Consolidating Gains and Driving Future Value

About HIMSS North America

HIMSS North America, a business unit within HIMSS, positively transforms health and healthcare through the best use of information technology in the United States and Canada. As a cause-based non-profit, HIMSS North America provides thought leadership, community building, professional development, public policy, and events. HIMSS North America represents 61,000 individual members, 640 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations. Thousands of volunteers work with HIMSS to improve the quality, cost-effectiveness, access, and value of healthcare through IT. Major initiatives within HIMSS North America include the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, National Health IT Week, HIMSS Innovation CenterHIMSS Interoperability Showcases™, HIMSS Health IT Value Suite, and ConCert by HIMSS™. 

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