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Frisse set for next Discovery Lecture

Jan. 15, 2015, 9:20 AM

Vanderbilt University’s Mark Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA, a leader in the application of informatics to improve health care delivery, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Mark Frisse, M.D., M.S., MBA

Frisse, Accenture Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, will speak at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. His talk is entitled “Seeing Systems Differently: How Can Informatics Support 21st Century American Health Challenges?”

He will describe new models of health care delivery based on the products of engineering, informatics, management and clinical research. Frisse’s lecture is sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Frisse is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a pioneer in information retrieval, hypertext, digital libraries and consumer websites. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2004.

At Vanderbilt, he led the development and oversight of a six-year, federal- and state-sponsored effort to create and operate a health information exchange in the greater Memphis area.
More recently, he has focused on machine-assisted privacy policy enforcement, clinically integrated network formation, care transitions and new approaches to caring for the frail elderly.

Frisse received his M.D. and MBA degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, and a master’s degree in Medical Information Science from Stanford University. He is a past board member of the American Medical Informatics Association, the eHealth Initiative, and SureScripts, LLC.

He is currently an adviser to several early stage technology companies. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Medical Informatics, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

For a complete schedule of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to

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