John Bachman, MD

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Dr. Bachman is a family physician at the Mayo Clinic and is the Saunders Professor of Primary Care at the Mayo Foundation. Since the mid-'90s, he has been involved in researching and developing the use of computers in medical practice, particularly in the area of history-taking and other data entry uses. Dr. Bachman has spoken extensively on computers in medicine before audiences in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada. These include session meetings of the American Academy of Family Practice, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the National Patient Education Conference. He has also presented at technology-oriented conferences including Toward an Electronic Patient Record (TEPR). Dr. Bachman has published more than 30 articles in such publications as JAMA, The Journal of Family Practice, and Patient Care. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1975 and has taught medicine since completing his residency in 1978. He has won numerous teaching awards.