Internationally-recognized scientist will augment Apelon consulting resources heavily involved in informatics research and development
Apelon, Inc., a longstanding provider of terminology and data interoperability solutions, today announced that Dr. Stuart Nelson has joined the company as Chief Innovation Officer.
Dr. Nelson is an internationally-recognized healthcare informaticist. 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 lead 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.
“We are honored to have Dr. Nelson come aboard,” said Stephen Coady, Apelon CEO. “As CIO, Stuart will contribute directly to Apelon customer engagements and utilize Apelon's infrastructure on projects he has under development.”