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Martin Were Archives

Smartphone app supports EHR efforts in low-income countries

Jan. 26, 2022—A smartphone app developed at Vanderbilt is assisting health care efforts in low- and middle-income countries.

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VUMC’s Were, Sengstack, Stead honored by ACMI

Oct. 20, 2021—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.

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Three elected to international health informatics academy

Aug. 27, 2020—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.

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Facial recognition solves patient identification: study

Jul. 1, 2020—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.

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Team’s mobile app helping healthcare workers in Africa

Nov. 16, 2017—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.

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