Lifetime Achievement Award 2003


2003 API Honorary Fellow Award
Donald P. Connelly, MD, PhD


Dr. Connelly is Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Director of the Health Informatics Division, Co-Director of the NLM Training Program, and Director of the Informatics Core of the University's Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center's caBIG point of contact. His 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. Currently, he is Principal Investigator of an AHRQ Health Information Technology Implementation Grant focused on the exchange of a clinical record abstract among health system EHRs in a community. He serves on the Minnesota e-Health initiative Advisory Committee and the University's Knowledge Management Task Force. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters and is the editor of three books. 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. He is a member of the College of American Pathologists Information Science and Technology Committee and is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, a founding member of the American Medical Informatics Association.