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Thomas Payne, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Services
Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education (BIME)

Education & Training

MD, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA , 1980
Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals, Boulder, CO, 1980-1983

Professional Interests

The use of the electronic health records in patient care, clinical research, and quality improvement
Computerized practitioner order entry
Notes in computer-based medical records, and their content
Clinical computing


Phi Beta Kappa, 1976
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1980
National Library of Medicine Training Grant, 1987-1989
Special Contribution Award, Department of Veterans Affairs, 1997-1998
Public Service Recognition Award from Seattle Federal Executive Board, 2000
Elected to Fellowship, American College of Physicians and American College of Medical Informatics, 2001
UW School of Medicine Service Excellence Award, 2008
Elected to Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 2010
Inaugural Chief of Medicine Award, UWMC, 2012
Top Doctor Award, Seattle Met Magazine, 2012

Selected Publications

Payne TH, Detmer DE, Wyatt JC, Buchan IE. 2011. National-scale clinical information exchange in the United Kingdom: lessons for the United States.. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 18(1):91-8.
Payne TH, Bates DW, Berner ES, et al. 2012. Healthcare information technology and economics.. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA.
Payne TH. Electronic health records and patient safety: should we be discouraged? BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Apr;24(4):239-40.
Payne TH, Corley S, Cullen TA, et al. Report of the AMIA EHR-2020 Task Force on the status and future direction of EHRs. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Sep;22(5):1102-10.
Payne TH. The electronic health record as a catalyst for quality improvement in patient care. Heart. 2016 Aug 8