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Stead re-elected to IOM Council

Dec. 19, 2013, 9:41 AM

William Stead, M.D., associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been re-elected to a second full term on the Council of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies.

William Stead, M.D.

The IOM Council is comprised of professionals from the fields of health care and biomedical sciences and serves as the governing body of the organization, chaired by the IOM president and composed of 20 additional members. They are responsible for approving studies undertaken by the IOM, overseeing the IOM’s budget and investments and guiding policy related to programs, relationships and members.

Stead, who is internationally known for his contributions to biomedical informatics, was first appointed to the council in 2009. He was the first Vanderbilt University faculty member to serve on the council, and was later joined by Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., J.D., the Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy.

Stead is currently serving as co-chair of the IOM’s Committee on Recommended Social and Behavioral Domains and Measures for Electronic Health Records. The committee’s two-phased task is to identify domains and measures that capture the social determinants of health to inform the development of recommendations for Stage 3 (improved outcomes) meaningful use of electronic health records.

“The mission of the IOM is to advise the nation on matters related to health. I am pleased to have the chance to work with colleagues at the IOM at this time of difficult challenges and immense opportunity,” Stead said.

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