AMIA CIS-WG Presents - The Informatics Paper Club of the Air XIV

April 27, 2017
Free for AMIA members; $50 for non-members
Joseph Kannry, MD - Lead Technical Informaticist, Mount Sinai Medical Center; Catherine Craven, PhD, MA, MLS - Senior Clinical Informaticist, Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Informatics Paper Club of the Air presented by the AMIA CIS-WG is a regularly scheduled Paper Club series that will address the gap in knowledge and performance by an ongoing review of literature and by exposing our clinical informaticists to evidence-based approaches and strategies with discussions centered on incorporating those strategies into their practices. 

The following paper will be discussed during this webinar:

McEvoy DS, Sittig DF, Hickman TT, Aaron S, Ai A, Amato M, et al. Variation in high-priority drug-drug interaction alerts across institutions and electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017;24(2):331-8.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner should be better able to:

  • Identify some of the most important recently published clinical research findings
  • Reduce uncertainties for clinical information systems informaticians that may accompany complex problems and procedures faced in the workplace
  • Incorporate new knowledge into the evidence base

Speaker Information

Joseph Kannry, MD
Lead Technical Informaticist
Epic EMR Clinical Transformation Group
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Past Chair, Clinical Information Systems Working Group, AMIA

Catherine K. Craven, PhD, MA, MLS
Senior Clinical Informaticist
Mount Sinai Health System

Joseph Kannry, MD has dual appointments in IT and Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is Lead Technical Informaticist, EMR Clinical Transformation Group, Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Kannry is a professor of Medicine, and a practicing board certified Internist at Mount Sinai’s IMA (Internal Medicine Associates). Dr. Kannry is a graduate of the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, a National Library of Medicine training program in Informatics. In 2009 he was elected Chair of Clinical Information System Working Group (CIS-WG) of AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) and re-elected chair with term ending in 2014. Dr. Kannry was Co-PI for a 1.5 million grant award by AHRQ to study the integration of Clinical Prediction Rules into a Commercial EMR and an investigator and Epic Lead on the eMerge2 grant which seeks to integrate genomic information at the point of care. In his capacity as Epic Lead he a member of the eMERGE EHR Integration Workgroup

In 2004, Dr. Kannry successfully led the Ambulatory EMR Selection process for Mount Sinai Medical Center and since 2005 he has been the Lead Technical Informaticist for the EMR Clinical Transformation Group. In his latest work as Lead Technical Informaticist, he oversees the Personal Health Record implementation, Enterprise Clinical Decision Support, mobile solutions for EHR access, EHR Clinical Research Integration and assists with the Ambulatory EHR implementation for both the Hospital Based Practices and Faculty Practice Associates which encompasses over 800,000 visits, as well as the Inpatient Implementation which includes a 1130 bed hospital with approximately 56,000 discharges and the EMR rollout to Voluntary Physicians as well as working to support Mount Sinai's ACO. In 2013 Mount Sinai was recipient of the prestigious 2013 Davies Award for Enterprise EHR. The Davies award recognizes “outstanding achievement in the implementation and value” from EHRs. 

Catherine K. Craven, PhD, MA, MLS, joined Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY, as a Senior Clinical Informaticist in February 2017.  Dr. Craven leads and participates in a variety of Clinical Informatics and Clinical Research Informatics projects and initiatives. Current projects include engagement of patients with the Mt Sinai EPIC MyChart patient portal for participation in clinical trials and other research, a radiology clinical decision support (CDS) intervention trial, CDS knowledge-management optimization, and process improvement efforts surrounding the enterprise data warehouse and other CTSA research infrastructure. She has conducted sociotechnical research characterizing and evaluating electronic health record (EHR) implementation processes in Critical Access Hospitals, a previously unstudied implementation setting, and the impact of interruptions, including EHR technology, on communication between attending physicians and teaching hospital clinical teams. Dr. Craven was a National Library of Medicine Informatics Research Fellow. She also was the REDCap Administrator for the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, and led a large REDCap application development project for the State of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Maternal and Child Health Home Visiting Program. Prior to entering her doctoral program, Dr. Craven was a Clinical Informationist at Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Craven has served in various AMIA leadership roles, including Chair, Evaluation Working Group (2013-14); Chair, Membership and Outreach Committee (2008-11); Students’ Representative to the Board (ex-officio, 2008-09); and Chair, Student Working Group (2006-2007S).