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Richard Shiffman, MD MICS

Co-opted Trustee 2005/2006; Member of the Board of Trustees 2008/2010 and 2011/2012

Rick Shiffman October 2008

Rick Shiffman (MD, MICS) is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of the Centre for Medical Informatics at Yale School of Medicine. Last year he served as Scientific Program Chair for G-I-N’s Annual Meeting in Chicago. From 2008-2010 he served on the G-I-N Board of Trustees, and G-I-N’s Committee on Finance and Risks. He is a member of the Steering Group for G-I-N North America.

From 2009-2011, Dr. Shiffman served on the Institute of Medicine Committee to Develop Standards for Trustworthy Guidelines. He has participated in guideline development panels for several national professional societies in the US. Since 2008 he has served on the Advisory Panel for the National Guidelines Clearinghouse/National Quality Measures Clearinghouse.

Dr. Shiffman’s research investigates the transformation of knowledge from clinical practice guidelines into computer-based decision support systems. He leads the GLIDES Project—an AHRQ-sponsored initiative to define best practices for clinical decision support based on guidelines. He convened the Conference on Guideline Standardisation in 2002 and his team at Yale developed GEM (the Guideline Elements Model)—an international standard for representation of guideline documents, the COGS (Conference on Guideline Standardisation) checklist for appraising guideline quality, GLIA (the GuideLine Implementability Appraisal)—an instrument to identify obstacles to guideline implementation, and BRIDGE-Wiz—a software assistant to facilitate the development of clear, transparent, and implementable guideline statements.

Rick brings enthusiasm, experience, and great respect for international collaboration to the G-I-N Board.



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