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In addition to her roles at the University of Washington and OpenMRS, Jan also serves as a health informatics advisor for the Washington Health Access Alliance, as a member of the Board of Directors for OpenELIS Foundation, and as a member of the Seattle Colleges Human Subjects Review Committee for student and faculty research.

Bill Tierney

Image RemovedWilliam M. Tierney, M.D., is the President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, Inc., Interim Director for the Regenstrief Center of Biomedical Informatics, and a Chancellor's Professor and Sam Regenstrief Professor for Health Services Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine where he also serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Effectiveness Research. 

His research focuses on implementing electronic health record systems (EHRs) in both hospital and outpatient venues in Indiana and in Kenya, where his team of developers implemented sub-Saharan Africa's first ambulatory EHR. This system has grown to support a network of more than 60 primary care clinics with records from more than 5 million visits and 700,000 patients, and has been expanded by Regenstrief and other developers to become OpenMRS, the most widely implemented open-source EHR in the developing world. Dir. Tierney helped implement one of the first computer-based provider order-entry systems in the U.S. in Wishard Health Services and has used it and other computer-based tools to enhance the quality and efficiency of health care. Dr. Tierney is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a Master of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.


Open Seats

Currently, the OpenMRS Board of Directors has a seat 2 seats available. If you're interested in fulfilling this role, please contact

Former Board Members

  • William M. Tierney, M.D., Chair 2011-2017
  • Joaquin Blaya, PhD, Community Member Seat 2011-2015