University of Utah Department of Biomedical Informatics has 50 years of history exploring the underlying science of designing and implementing decision-support that provides cognitive support for clinicians at the point of care across several health delivery systems.
Physician burnout ranges from 31-46% across the country. The top two contributing factors are increased clerical burden and increased productivity requirements, both of which involve the EHR. About 80 percent of physicians in one survey feel EHRs impede patient care, and almost half say patient safety is at risk. EHRs need to be customized to better support the cognitive and communication requirements for effective personalized patient care. However, EHR vendors cannot fully support personalized care delivery because information displays are in silos, disconnected from the patient’s context, and not matched to clinical decision-making.
We can integrate information that both supports value management and cognitive support across multiple vendor EHR systems by linking design to implement, caring for one patient at a time across the globe. We design the standards, build and implement customized applications for personal care delivery, and evaluate their effectiveness in improving safety, value and provider satisfaction.
We apply research methods and innovative technologies to augment and optimize Electronic Health Records (EHRs) by designing tools and information displays that enhance a user’s experience, improve patient outcomes, and deliver personalized, value-driven, and safe care for individuals and populations.
Solution Development Team
Ken Kawamoto, MD, PhD, Associate CMIO, Director of ReImagine EHR
Claude Nanjo, MAAS, MPH, Senior Clinical Informaticist
Doug Martin, MD, Adjunct Professor
David Shields, Senior Clinical Informaticist
Richard Bradshaw, PhD, Senior Clinical Informaticist
Phillip Warner, MS, Senior Software Engineer
Salvador Rodriguez, PhD, Software Design Engineer
Ryan Cornia, Senior Software Engineer
Michael Flynn, MD, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Rebecca Curran, MD, PhD, Family Medicine
Evaluation & Research
Charlene Weir, PhD, RN, Professor
Damian Borbolla, MD, MS, Professor
Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Polina Kukhareva, PhD, MPH, Evaluation Director
Heidi Kramer, PhD, Research Associate
Thomas Reese, PharmD, PhD, Research Associate
Teresa Taft, PhD, Research Associate
Travis Gregory, Director, Clinical, Information Systems
Carrie King, Associate Director, Clinical Systems
Dean Taylor, RN, MS, PMP, Associate Director, Clinical Systems
Bryce Covey, Applications Systems Analyst
Robert Richens, Applications Systems Analyst
Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA, CMIO
Jim Turnbull, DHA, MBA, CIO
Tom Miller, MD, CMO