Dr. Ruth E. Dayhoff
Ruth Dayhoff is currently the National Project Manager for the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs VistA Imaging System. This
system combines with the VA’s online patient chart software to
provide clinicians with a complete online multimedia patient record.
This software is installed in over 100 VA Medical Centers across the
United States, and has been operational for over twelve years.
The project has won a number of awards for innovation in information
Dr. Ruth Dayhoff received her medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School and trained in Clinical Pathology at George Washington and Johns Hopkins Universities. She served as Executive Director and Chair of the MUMPS Users Group North America, and was a founding fellow of the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (now AMIA). She is a featured physician in the U.S. Library of Medicine’s exhibition on innovative women physicians for her work in Medical Informatics.