Edward H. Shortliffe
MD, PhD, MACP, FACMI (Past Chair)
Edward H. Shortliffe served as Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Health Record Banking Alliance until June 2018. He is Professor and Senior Advisor for Health Solutions at Arizona State University and also holds academic positions as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University and as a Scholar in Residence at the New York Academy of Medicine. Previously he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Informatics Association (2009-2012). He has also held academic appointments at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston (2009-2011), the University of Arizona (2007-2009), Columbia University (2000-2007), and Stanford University (1979-2000). Both a computer scientist and a physician (internal medicine), Dr. Shortliffe is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Sciences. He has also been elected to fellowship in the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) and the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. A Master of the American College of Physicians, he received the ACM's Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1976 and ACMI's Morris F. Collen Award in 2006. Currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Informaticsand a well-known textbook on Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Shortliffe has authored over 300 articles and books in the fields of biomedical computing and artificial intelligence. He first started writing and speaking about the nation's health information infrastructure in the late 1980s and has been involved in promoting the topic since that time. Previously a member of the HRBA Advisory Board, he also coauthored a viewpoint paper on consumer-centered health record banks that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (March 13, 2013). He resides in New York City and has a seasonal home in Phoenix.