Dr. Payne also serves as the Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Health Services, and Biomedical & Health Informatics. He is the Attending Physician in Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. He attended Stanford University, the University of Washington School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado, and completed a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Harvard Medical Informatics Fellowship program. Prior to his current position, he led the installation of the Veterans Administration CPRS electronic medical record at VA Puget Sound in Seattle between 1997 and 2000, for which VA Puget Sound was awarded the 2000 Nicholas E. Davies CPR Recognition Award. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians. He organizes a seminar series titled Operating Clinical Computing Systems in a Medical Center and edited a book based on that series. In the spring of 2009 he spent 2 months on sabbatical in the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom conducting research on clinical information exchange in the UK.