2012 Lifetime Achievement Award - Franklin Elevitch, MD
Dr. Franklin Elevitch has made key contributions to pathology informatics over a number of decades. In 1977, he was one of the first to install a Meditech LIS in his hospital. This experience served as the basis for his ASCP national meeting seminar, “The ABCs of LIS,” presented twice a year from 1979 until 1986. In 1984, he was appointed the first chairman of the CAP Laboratory Information Systems Committee – this subsequently became the Informatics Committee. From the mid-80’s through the 1990’s, over half of the educational content of the CAP national meetings were informatics seminars, designed and presented by members of Dr. Elevitch’s Committee. Subsequently, Dr. Elevitch has served on several other CAP informatics-related committees, including the SNOMED Authority, and most recently the Diagnostic Intelligence and Health Information Technology Committee. He was awarded the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.