2010 - R. Brian Haynes
||R. Brian Haynes, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC, FACMI, MACP, FRSC
Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Medicine
Hamilton, ON, Canada
Dr. Haynes received the 2010 Roger Côté Medal for his important contributions in medical information research, advancing evidence‐based clinical medicine in Canada and world‐wide, and his contributions to the systematic review of the impacts of information systems. For NIHI, his contributions are of the highest value to the Canadian health system, to eHealth, and to each of us. Dr. Haynes is a world leader in medical information research. He is one of the founders of and original innovators in the area of evidence‐based medicine. As a scholar and an active physician, his contributions span many facets of quality of care and clinical practice. This is the second Côté Medal to be awarded.
Dr. Haynes' work ranges from empirical studies of clinical information retrieval and the creation, development, evaluation and deployment of information systems to support evidence‐based clinical decision making and quality improvement. He was the first author of the early classic volume on patient adherence to prescribed treatments that set the standards for the design and conduct of studies of adherence. He has been innovative in the use and evaluation of information technology in clinical care and development of systems of quality assurance. He created a worldwide system for evaluating the usability as well as the efficacy of treatments and diagnostic tests.
Dr. Haynes received his MD in 1971 from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in clinical epidemiology from McMaster University in 1975. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the Toronto Hospital in Toronto, Ontario and St. Thomas’s Hospital in London, England. Joining the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University in 1977, he is currently a professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Medicine, Chief of the Health Information Research Unit, and on the active medical staff of Hamilton Health Sciences, Diabetes Care and Research Centre. Brian is the founding editor of the ACP Journal Club, published by the American College of Physicians, and its electronic database, ACPJC.org, BMJUpdates+, an electronic best evidence dissemination service, and several other evidence‐based information services. He is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. In 2009, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a prestigious branch of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2010, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada. His main research interests are in improving health care through enhancing the validation, distillation, dissemination and application of health care knowledge.