Michael J. Lincoln, MD

Chief, Program, Interagency Data Interoperability workstream

Research Interests

  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Medical Student Education in Biomedical Informatics
  • Electronic Health Record Systems
  • Terminology
  • Clinical Laboratory Techniques
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Evaluation Studies
  • Computer User Training
  • Education and Training
  • Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Expert Systems


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Adjunct Associate Professor

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Office Information

  • 801-588-5032
  • Veterans Health Affairs Office of Information
    550 Foothill Boulevard, Room: Suite 400
    Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Research Statement

Dr. Michael Lincoln is an internist and biomedical informaticist whose research focuses in the area of electronic health records (EHR). He has previously worked intensively in the area of user design, usability, and implementation of EHR. In this work he focused on statistical techniques in factor analysis and cluster analysis. Lincoln has also previously worked in the development and implementation in student and resident practice of medical expert systems. For the past ten years, he has been the Chief Terminologist for VA Central Office's Chief Health Informatics Office. In the past year Lincoln was appointed the chief scientist for one of the workstreams a so-called VA-DoD Interagency Program Office (IPO). This IPO is developing an integrated EHR to be shared between VA and DoD, a high priority project directed by the White House and the two Departmental Secretaries (Mr. Shinsheki and Mr. Panetta). Lincoln's workstream, called Data & Interoperability, is one of the six workstreams that comprise this ten year, $4 BN project. His research for the IPO deals with the development and implementation of the proper controlled medical terminologies and information models required to represent data in the EHR so that it is interopeable and re-usable.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Informatics
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Pulmonary/Critical Care
Residency University of Michigan
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Michigan
Undergraduate University of Michigan

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