Dean F. Sittig, PhD, is a professor at UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics (SBMI). Additionally, Sittig is the Executive Director of the Clinical Informatics Research Collaborative, a group of academic applied clinical informatics researchers committed to improving our understanding of issues involved in the design, development, implementation, use and evaluation of all aspects of health information technology with a particular emphasis on EHRs.
Sittig's research interests center on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of clinical information systems (CIS), specifically measuring the impact of CIS on a large scale and improving understanding of both the factors that lead to the success of CIS as well as the unintended consequences associated with computer-based clinical decision support and provider order entry systems. He is particularly interested in ensuring the safe and effective use of technology in the clinical setting, using advanced clinical decision support interventions to improve the quality of care and patient safety while reducing the costs of healthcare and designing and developing the clinical knowledge required to create these advanced clinical decision support interventions.
In 1992, he was elected as a fellow in The American College of Medical Informatics, in 2009, he won the John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher Award as voted by the SBMI student body, and in 2017 he was elected as a founding fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics. Sittig has co-authored an extensive collection of books and has won the Health Information Management and Systems Society Book of the Year Award thrice.
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Clinical Information Systems (CISs)
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