Regenstrief Institute, an Indianapolis-based medical informatics research firm, has named William Tierney, M.D., as president and CEO, effective in October. He will succeed Thomas Inui, M.D., who will stay at the institute and focus on global health research.

Among other achievements, Regenstrief created the Indiana Network for Patient Care, which now is a service of the Indiana Health Information Exchange. The network links more than 60 hospitals and 15,000 physicians serving 6 million patients, and recently branched out to also serve skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.

A practicing general internist, Tierney has spent his entire 30-year career as a physician informaticist with Regenstrief and the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has been the principal investigator on projects that have received more than $22 million in federal and foundation grants, and has published more than 260 articles in medical journals.

Tierney is chief of medicine at Wishard Health Services and, pending university approval, also will serve as associate dean for clinical effectiveness at the school of medicine. He will step down as director of research for a program involving more than 15 universities to implement electronic health records in East Africa. More information is available at

--Joseph Goedert


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