My primary research interest is in understanding the role of computerized systems in clinical decision making in the fast-paced hospital environment (ICU, OR).
Realizing the tremendous progress of information technology and the introduction of electronic medical records, I am focusing on the potential and obstacles in applying these novel technologies in the hospital environment.
Complex human-computer interactions and, in particular, information overload, present major challenges toward enhancing patient safety and practicing rational, error-free and efficient critical care medicine.
Previous training in medicine, medical informatics and clinical research allow me to work on the broad spectrum of clinical informatics projects in a critical care setting with a goal of enhancing patient safety and effective practice.
I have been working for the development of clinical syndromic surveillance alerting systems ("data sniffers") for early detection of specific organ failure syndromes (e.g., shock, sepsis, acute lung injury, acute renal failure).
My other research interests are:
- Clinical data representation (novel patient-centered EMR)
- Dealing with information overload
- Design, development and implementation of clinical data warehouses in support of clinical decision-making, reporting and population health research
- Outcomes research
My research efforts are in close collaboration with a clinicians and researchers from M.E.T.R.I.C (Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care) group.