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James Read Memorial Lecturer

Keith E Campbell MD PhD

2023 James Read Memorial Lecturer

October 27, 2023 (09:00-10:00 EDT/ 13:00-14:00 UTC)

(Sponsored by Clinical Architecture)

Dr. Campbell is the program director of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Systemic Harmonization and Interoperability Enhancement for Laboratory Data (SHIELD) program – a public-

private collaboration that was assembled in 2015 with a focus: improving the interoperability and utility of diagnostic data by “Describing the same test the same way anywhere in the Healthcare ecosystem”.

Before joining FDA full-time, Dr. Campbell worked as Assistant National Director of Informatics for Kaiser Permanente, and as Director of Informatics Architecture for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

With nearly 30-years of experience working in medical informatics and terminologies for encoding clinical data, Dr. Campbell has dedicated his career to improving clinical data representation and patient safety outcomes through the engineering of safer healthcare systems. Dr. Campbell’s dissertation work at Stanford University created the modern architecture for SNOMED, where he worked in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente and the College of American Pathologists to develop SNOMED RT. SNOMED RT was subsequently merged with the NHS Clinical Terms to form SNOMED CT in 2002. Dr. Campbell continued his involvement with SNOMED for over two decades in various roles, including as chair of the technical committee, and as a member of other editorial committees and groups.

Dr. Campbell holds an MD from the University of Southern California and while completing his residency in Internal Medicine, obtained his PhD in Computer Science & Medical Informatics from Stanford

University. Dr. Campbell’s work has received industry-wide recognition, including three FedHealthIT Innovation Awards, a FedHealthIT VA Hero of the week award, and the 2018 Open-Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Twitter handle: @kec4saferhealth

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