Feldman inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics

Sue Feldman is only the second faculty member in the School of Health Professions to become an ACMI Fellow.
Written by: Kevin Storr
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University of Alabama at BirminghamStream Sue Feldman UAB 10 scr 1 Professor Sue Feldman, RN, Ph.D., has been inducted into the American College of Medical Informatics.

The honor is reserved for those who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of informatics. She is only the second faculty member in the UAB School of Health Professions to become an ACMI Fellow.

“Considering this award marks the highest recognition by my professional informatics peers  — I am truly honored,” said Feldman, director of the UAB Graduate Programs in Health Informatics. “Understanding that I would not be here without the support of so many colleagues, collaborators and students, I am deeply humbled.”

Most recently, Feldman and her colleagues led UAB’s recent statewide efforts to develop the GuideSafe™ suite of tools that focused on monitoring symptoms, exposure and risks of COVID-19. Ultimately, Healthcheck, the daily symptom monitoring tool was used by 250,000 users daily, and GuideSafe, the exposure notification tool, was adopted by more than 300,000 Alabamians.

“Sue contributed to saving countless lives by helping UAB and other organizations in the state and in the region reduce and contain exposure to those infected with the coronavirus,” said James Cimino, M.D., professor and director, UAB Informatics Institute. “She is a nurse with a Ph.D. in education and in information systems, with a focus on health informatics, and she has worked for many years at the intersection of these areas of expertise to develop systems addressing the needs of society.”

Feldman has been at UAB since 2016. In addition to her role as program director in the Department of Health Services Administration, she has appointments as a professor in the Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine, a senior scientist in the Informatics Institute, a scientist in the Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention and fellow in the Center for the Study of Community Health.

In 2018, she led the M.S. in Health Informatics program to become, at that time, one of the first 11 programs in the United States to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.