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Emergency Medicine; Biomedical Informatics
Alert Fatigue; implementation research; machine learning; foster care
Dr. Dexheimer has a background in developing, implementing and evaluating clinical information systems including clinical decision systems, organizational and workflow aspects of informatics applications, computerized applications for emergency medicine and implementation of artificial intelligence techniques, computerized guideline applications and evidence-based medicine, public health informatics, and preventive care measures. Her research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems in pediatric emergency medicine to improve clinical care.
Dr. Dexheimer co-leads the Decision Support Analytics Workgroup (DSAW), which investigates the links between the effectiveness of clinical decision support (CDS), patient safety, and user efficiency. This research has demonstrated ties between decreasing alert burden on clinicians, increasing CDS alert salience, and improving patient outcomes.
BioMedical Informatics (UC)
Advanced Analytics, Alert Fatigue, Patient Safety/Error Detection, Secondary Use of Data
Danny T.Y. Wu recently joined the University of Cincinnati Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) as an assistant professor. His research draws on user-centered design and evaluation and data analytics to maximize the value of clinical data stored in electronic health records, to improve care quality and support clinical and translational research. Wu received both his PhD and master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Information prior to joining UC. In addition to research, Wu is dedicated to education, service, and practical engagement.
Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology
Usability, Human Factors, Integrated Data Display
Dr. Dufendach seeks to present patient information in logical ways that integrate into the workflows of both clinicians and caregivers. He seeks to bring software design best practices to the clinical realm. He is currently working on building a technological infrastructure for building patient-facing applications using a SMART on FHIR interface. Dr. Dufendach is the inventor of VandAID, an online crowdsourcing design platform that integrates with REDCap to allow easy, secure collection of user perspectives.
Dr. Dufendach is also currently working to help design a drug dosing dashboard that incorporates pharmacokinetic information in real-time to assist with dosing of pain and sedation drugs in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Lead EMR Pharmacist
Patient Safety; Alert Management; Alert Fatigue
Tom is the lead EMR pharmacist and manages the Epic Willow and Beacon teams through Information Services. He is a member of the hospital Medication Safety committee and he oversees all medication build in Epic. In addition, he monitors and evaluates medication-related alert data to optimize these alerts whenever possible.
Office of the CMIO
Decision Support Analytics, Data and Visual Analytics, Health Informatics
Monifa joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in October 2010 as a Data Coordinator for the Transplant Services division, which focused on data collection, research, analysis, and various reporting on Heart, Liver, Intestine, and Kidney transplant programs. In 2012, Monifa joined the Office of the CMIO under the direction of Dr. Andy Spooner as a Systems Analyst, focusing on data collection, research, analysis, and various reporting of EHR data.
As a member of the Decision Support Analytics Workgroup (DSAW), Monifa has contributed to various projects such as Weight Entry Error Detection, Medication Reconciliation, Alerts/Salience, etc., along with contributing to abstracts, posters, and manuscripts submitted by DSAW providers.
Using Tableau as the visual analytics tool, Monifa designed a dashboard that is used for tracking medication and alert metrics.
Monifa is pursuing a master’s in Health Informatics.
Hospital Medicine, Information Services
Decision Support Systems Analytics and Visualization, Clinical Informatics Education
Dr. Hagedorn is interested in the operational impact of improved data analytics and visualization, particularly in the realms of decision support and quality improvement/implementation.
Dr. Hagedorn is also interested in training the next generation of clinical informatics leaders. He currently leads the clinical informatics rotation for pediatric residents at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where medical trainees gain exposure to operational and research informatics.
Critical Care, BMI, Anderson Center
Prediction of cardiac arrest; High Value Care
Dr. Dewan is a pediatric critical care physician, informaticist, and quality improvement researcher who seeks to bring her unique quality improvement knowledge to improve the design and use of clinical decision support systems. She also is the lead on a multi-center high value curriculum for pediatric residents using game based learning.
Pharmacy Clinical Specialist – Antimicrobial Stewardship
Medication Safety/Error Detection, Visual Analytics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, High Value Care
Dr. Courter completed a residency and fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases, where he learned to construct Monte Carlo simulations and began thinking about large datasets. He has since collaborated with researchers using the pediatric health information system (PHIS) database to answer questions on antimicrobial therapy.
In addition to research in antimicrobial stewardship, Dr. Courter has been collaborating with Information Services and the Anderson Center to develop self-service data combined with visual analytics. This approach has led to $4M in medication costs over a 3-year period, and recognition by receiving the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, Excellence in Medication Safety Award.
We are always looking to collaborate! Contact us for more information about DSAW or how to participate.
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