David McCallie, Jr., MD
Cerner Medical Informatics Institute
Dr. David McCallie is Vice President for Medical Informatics at Cerner Corporation. He is responsible for a research and development team focused on innovations at the intersection of computer science and clinical medicine.
His current work targets applications of semantic content extracted from the clinical record using natural language parsing and machine-learning techniques. In addition to his work at Cerner, he is working with a broad group of collaborators to define Direct, a simplified approach secure clinical messaging, which will become a part of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN.) Dr. McCallie is a member of the Office of the National Coordinator’s HIT Standards Committee, where he also serves on the Privacy and Security “Tiger Team” and various other workgroups.
Previous projects led by Dr. McCallie include the design of Cerner’s first ePrescribing system and of Cerner’s Community Health Record, an early implementation of a statewide clinical record used for health information exchange. Dr. McCallie has participated actively in the definition and promotion of personally-controlled health records, known also as Health Record Banks.
Prior to joining Cerner, Dr. McCallie served as Director of Research Computing at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and he was an Instructor in Neurology at Children’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School. His research background involved the use of three-dimensional models of brain electrical activity to improve the treatment of epilepsy. At Duke University, Dr. McCallie earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School.