Joan S. Ash, PhD, MLS, MS, MBA is Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR. She holds master’s degrees in library science, health science, and business administration and a PhD in Systems Science. She has been a faculty member in DMICE since 1996. She has served on the Boards of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Medical Library Association, on the National Library of Medicine’s Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee, and as chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications of NLM. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.
Areas of interest
- Clinical information systems
- Qualitative methods
- Organizational behavior
- A.B., Emmanuel College, Boston Massachusetts 1967
- M.L.S., Columbia University, New York New York 1968
- M.S., California State University, Northridge California 1972
- M.B.A., Portland State University, Portland Oregon 1988
- Ph.D., Portland State University, Portland Oregon 1997
- NLM Fellow in Applied Medical Informatics, OHSU, 1994-95
Honors and awards
- AMIA Diana Forsythe Award, 2000
- IMIA Best Paper Awrd, 2007
- AMIA Distinguished Paper Award, 2008 and 2009
- Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, Top 1% in Social Sciences, Top 5 at OHSU, 2014
Memberships and associations
Ash JS, Gorman PN, Lavelle M, Payne TH, Massaro TA, Frantz GL, Lyman JA. A cross-site qualitative study of physician order entry. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2003;10(2):188-200.
Ash JS, Stavri PZ, Kuperman GJ. A consensus statement on considerations for a successful CPOE implementation. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2003;10(3):229-234.
Ash JS, Berg M, Coiera E. Some unintended consequences of information technology in health care: The nature of patient care information system related errors. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2004;11(2):104-112.
Ash JS, Sittig DF, Dykstra RH, Guappone K, Carpenter JD, Seshadri V. Categorizing the unintended sociotechnical consequences of computerized physician order entry. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2007;76 Supp. 1:21-7.
Ash JS, Sittig DF, Poon EG, Guappone K, Campbell E, Dykstra RH. The extent and importance of unintended consequences related to computerized physician order entry. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2007;14:415-23.
Ash JS, Sittig DF, Wright A, McMullen C, Shapiro M, Bunce A, Middleton B. Clinical decision support in small community practice settings: a case study. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2011;18:879-882.
Ash JS, McCormack JL, Sittig DF, Wright A, McMullen C, Bates DW. Standard practices for computerized clinical decision support in community hospitals: a national survey. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2012;19(6):980-987.
Ash JS, Sittig DF, McMullen CK, Wright A, Bunce A, Mohan V, Cohen DJ, Middleton B. Multiple perspectives on clinical decision support: a qualitative study of fifteen clinical and vendor organizations. BMC Biomedical Informatics and Decision Marking 2015 Apr 24;15:35.