Biomedical informatics with specific expertise in clinical and public health informatics. Research focuses on the development and evaluation of informatics-based systems for delivering health care virtually that complements and improves the quality and efficiency of health care delivered though conventional means. Special focus on patients with common chronic diseases, especially those that are ambulatory care-sensitive (e.g., the outcomes and costs of care are directly related to the quality of ambulatory care and to optimal care during transitions from acute to chronic care. The work addresses both the monitoring of patients outside of the hospital setting, the identification of clinical care and disease status issues, alerting health care professionals and the patients about these actionable conditions, and the promotion of patient self-care management. The ultimate goal is to refashion the delivery of health care so that it is more effective and more efficient.
Expertise in the organization and performance of primary care facilities in medical schools in the U.S.