This laboratory conducts research as part of Multidisciplinary Epidemiology and Translational Research in Intensive Care (METRIC) group.

Health information technology is becoming an integral part of an increasing number of acute care clinical settings. This change in the acute care environment brings with it both challenges and exciting opportunities.

Adoption of health information technology is expected to improve patient outcomes and deliver better health care at lower costs. The broad objective of the research laboratory of Vitaly Herasevich, M.D., Ph.D., and Brian W. Pickering, M.B., B.Ch., at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is to translate that expectation into a reality.

The laboratory is concerned with all aspects of development, testing, adoption and implementation of health information technologies in both research and clinical settings. This requires collaboration among clinicians, informatics experts, programmers, engineers, cognitive scientists and health care delivery experts.

With an established culture of innovation and patient-centered care models, the laboratory of Drs. Herasevich and Pickering has unparalleled access to clinicians, clinical settings, homegrown technologies and clinical information. This environment facilitates rapid bedside-to-bench and bench-to-bedside development cycles. The lab's work has already led to the implementation and adoption of a number of acute care clinical and administrative applications.

Drs. Herasevich and Pickering are interested in working with any individual or institution that shares their commitment to building the acute care hospital environments of the future — environments in which multidisciplinary teams consistently deliver the highest quality care to their acutely ill patients without error or omission.