Dr. Overhage spent over 25 years at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. including his service as President and CEO of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, Director of Medical Informatics and a professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He left IU in March 2011 and currently serves as Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Siemens Healthcare.
He has spent over 25 years developing and implementing scientific and clinical systems and evaluating their value. Working with Dr. Clement McDonald, one of the pioneers of medical informatics, he has created an electronic patient record (called the Indiana Network for Patient Care) containing data from many sources including laboratories, pharmacies and hospitals in central Indiana. The system currently connects nearly all acute care hospitals in central Indiana and includes inpatient and outpatient encounter data, laboratory results, immunization data and other selected data. In order to create a sustainable financial model, he helped create the Indiana Health Information Exchange, a not-for-profit corporation. Over the last five years, he has played a significant regional and national leadership role in advancing the policy, standards, financing and implementation of health information exchange. Dr. Overhage is also an expert in clinical decision support including inpatient and outpatient computerized physician order entry and the underlying knowledge bases to support them.
Dr. Overhage is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians. He received the Davies Recognition Award for Excellence in Computer-Based Patient Recognition for the Regenstrief Medical Record System. Dr. Overhage received his BA, with High Honors, in Physics from Wabash College and his PhD in Biophysics and MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Overhage was a resident in internal medicine, a medical informatics and health services research fellow and then chief medical resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing informatics fellowship training, he served as an information advisor at Eli Lilly and Company and then joined the Regenstrief Institute.