Dr. Ruth E. Dayhoff

Dr. 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 technology. 

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.


Federal Office Systems Professional of the Year, 1990

Federal 100, Federal Computer Week, 1991

ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Laureate 1993 -- ISDN/Medical Imaging

Federal Leadership Award, DHCP Integrated Imaging Project, 1993

Frank B. Berry Prize in Federal Medicine, Nominee, 1997

ComputerWorld/Smithsonian Leaureate 1998 - VistA Integrated Medical Imaging System

Experience Providing a Complete Online Multimedia Patient Record, HIMSS 2001

National Library of Medicine Exhibition on Women Physicians - Featured Physician 2003-05

Federal 100, Federal Computer Week, 2005

VistA's Horizons

Recent Publications

Ruth E. Dayhoff, MD