Martin Were

Were named to lead DBMI’s diversity initiatives

Martin Were, MD, MS, has been named as the inaugural vice chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt. 

VUMC clinicians are seeing a connection between how much time children spend in front of screens and a host of adverse health conditions.

Smartphone app supports EHR efforts in low-income countries

A smartphone app developed at Vanderbilt is assisting health care efforts in low- and middle-income countries.

VUMC’s Were, Sengstack, Stead honored by ACMI

Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and Patricia Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, have been elected to the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). William Stead, MD, has been named a Distinguished Fellows of ACMI.

Three elected to international health informatics academy

Among the 35 new fellows of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics are three Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members — Steven Brown, MD, MS, Bradley Malin, PhD, MS, MPhil, and Martin Were, MD, MS. All three have primary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Facial recognition solves patient identification: study

Patient misidentification is an all too common cause of medical error. In low- and middle-income countries, free, open-source facial recognition software could provide an economical solution for verifying patient identity across health care settings, according to a study by Martin Were, MD, MS, and colleagues, appearing in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.

Team’s mobile app helping healthcare workers in Africa

A smartphone application called mUzima, developed for healthcare workers by Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and his team, is catching on in eastern Africa.