Apelon Expands with New Staff
November 29, 2012
The Sacramento Bee recently published the news release “Stuart Nelson, MD, FACMI, Joining Apelon” announcing that the respected scientist will augment Apelon consulting resources and remain heavily involved in research and development of informatics technology.
According to the article, Dr. Stuart Nelson, a well known healthcare informaticist, will be joining the company as Chief Innovation Officer. As CIO he will contribute to Apelon customer engagements and develop projects under Apelon’s infrastructure.
When explaining Nelson’s background, the article states:
“For the last sixteen years he has been at the US National Library of Medicine leading numerous initiatives of national importance. As Director of Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) Content, he managed the development of this seminal compendium of over 150 computer-based healthcare terminologies. Subsequently, as Director of the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Development and Content, Nelson led teams that designed, maintained and deployed MeSH, the primary indexing methodology for all the NLM’s biomedicine literature. Most recently, Stuart was the developer and producer of RxNorm, a standard vocabulary for clinical drugs, now a national standard for communication of medication information between healthcare systems. His RxNorm work has led to additional computer-based drug systems including the DailyMed, a website of information about clinical drug products.”
Nelson has an impressive background. We are looking forward to seeing what innovations he will bring to Apelon.
Jasmine Ashton, November 29, 2012