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Monday, October 31st, 2005

William Yasnoff

William A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI, is Founder/Managing Partner of NHII (National Health Information Infrastructure) Advisors, a consulting firm that helps communities and organizations successfully develop health information infrastructure systems and solutions. Previously, as Senior Advisor, NHII, Department of Health and Human Services, he initiated and organized the activities leading to the President’s $50 million FY05 budget request and creation of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, establishing the NHII as a widely recognized goal for the nation. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins, a Board Member of the non-profit Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc., and the author of over 250 publications and presentations, including co-editor of the textbook Public Health Informatics and Information Systems. Dr. Yasnoff earned his Ph.D. in computer science and M.D. from Northwestern, and was elected a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 1989. A more detailed biography is available in this profile.