Career Summary

Stanley M. Huff, MD, is professor (clinical) of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah, and the chief medical informatics officer at Intermountain Healthcare. He is board certified in Clinical Pathology, and in Clinical Informatics. He has worked in the area of medical vocabularies and medical database architecture for the past 25 years.

He is currently a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, a co-chair of the LOINC Committee, a co-chair of the Health Level 7 (HL7) Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI), the chair of the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC), and the immediate past chair of HL7. He is a former member of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) 
Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee.

Dr. Huff received his BS degree in Chemistry from Brigham Young University and his MD degree from the University of Utah.

Areas of Focus

  • Co-chair of the LOINC Committee
  • Chair of the Board of the Healthcare Services Platform Consortium
  • Vice Chair of HL7
  • Member of the Board of PCPI
  • Chair of the Board of the FHIR Foundation
  • Co-chair of the Clinical Information Modeling Initiative of HL7
  • Professor (Clinical) in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah where he teaches a course on terminology and modeling standards

Significance to Patient Care

The terminology standards that Dr. Huff participates in make it possible to share patient information between different health care computer systems so that healthcare providers and the patients themselves have the information they need to make the best decisions for patient care. Creating uniform data also makes it possible to implement and share advanced decision support logic, and to share computable data for research and quality improvement.

Selected Bibliography

Jiang G, Evans J, Oniki TA, Coyle JF, Bain L, Huff SM, Kush RD, Chute CG (2015). Harmonization of detailed clinical models with clinical study data standards. Methods Inf Med, 54(1), 65-74.

Pathak J, Bailey KR, Beebe CE, Bethard S, Carrell DC, Chen PJ, Dligach D, Endle CM, Hart LA, Haug PJ, Huff SM, Kaggal VC, Li D, Liu H, Marchant K, Masanz J, Miller T, Oniki TA, Palmer M, Peterson KJ, Rea S, Savova GK, Stancl CR, Sohn S, Solbrig HR, Suesse DB, Tao C, Taylor DP, Westberg L, Wu S, Zhuo N, Chute CG (2013). Normalization and standardization of electronic health records for high-throughput phenotyping: the SHARPn consortium. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 20(e2), e341-8.

Tao C, Jiang G, Oniki TA, Freimuth RR, Zhu Q, Sharma D, Pathak J, Huff SM, Chute CG (2013). A semantic-web oriented representation of the clinical element model for secondary use of electronic health records data. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 20(3), 554-62.

Chute CG, Pathak J, Savova GK, Bailey KR, Schor MI, Hart LA, Beebe CE, Huff SM (2011). The SHARPn project on secondary use of Electronic Medical Record data: progress, plans, and possibilities. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2011, 248-56.