As a R01-funded researcher, physician scientist, and experienced clinical informaticist working at the intersection of people, processes, and technology, I am interested in improving healthcare and patient outcomes by using health information technology to maximize patient safety and quality in clinical care delivery, data management and novel application or software development. As the first Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, I oversaw the design, implementation and optimization of electronic health records and associated technologies.
I co-led the Decision Support Analytics Workgroup (DSAW), which researches links between the effectiveness of clinical decision support (CDS), patient safety, and user efficiency. My research has demonstrated ties between decreasing alert burden on clinicians, increasing CDS alert salience, and improving patient outcomes. Many of my research projects have also incorporated artificial intelligence techniques (e.g., natural language processing) and other innovative methods to detect adverse events across multiple hospital environments. The results demonstrate vast improvements in detecting errors related to medication administrations.
As director of Digital Health Innovation and deputy director of the Wake Forest Center for Healthcare Innovation, I help lead the center and use technology to translate innovation and discoveries into our clinical enterprise, promoting increased patient care quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness.