Burke Mamlin, MD

Burke Mamlin, MD

  • Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Mamlin is a senior medical informatics researcher and internist whose research interests include informatics interventions in resource-constrained environments, decision support systems, and open communities of practice. He is the co-founder and development lead of OpenMRS, an open source medical record system platform to support underserved populations, which is currently deployed in over 80 countries throughout the world.
For more than three decades, Dr. Mamlin has been involved in the design and development of computer applications for medicine at Regenstrief Institute with a focus on physician order entry. He helped create one of the premiere computerized physician order entry systems, the Medical Gopher, which, along with its successor, which was the foundation for Regenstrief’s Clinical Learning Platform. He has extensive programming experience and continues to practice medicine as a general internist while mentoring internal medical residents and informatics fellows.
Dr. Mamlin applies his experience at Regenstrief as an architectural lead for Indiana University’s Precision Medicine Grand Challenge and toward innovative informatics solutions for resource-constrained and vulnerable populations both locally and globally.

“Too often, health IT designed to emulate paper processes becomes a distraction to care. The promise of health IT is for it to become a valuable part of the healthcare team, a participant in the conversation and not simply a passive tool. And we as physicians must understand its potential and become active participants in its development or the potential.”