For Your Informatics: Episode 12- Trailblazer in Dental Informatics
In Dr. Randa Perkins role as CMIO she is responsible for contributing to the long-term vision of IT health systems at Moffitt, and the Clinical Informatics Department, which facilitates both implementation and optimization of the electronic health record (EHR) and its various uses.Dr. Thankam Thyvalikakath is a biomedical informatics researcher and dentist. She is Director of the dental informatics core initiative at the Indiana University School of Dentistry. The core’s primary objective is to enhance patient care through improved data capture, documentation and analysis of electronic health record data. Dr. Thyvalikakath’s research focuses on leveraging electronic health record data for clinical research and quality improvement purposes; applying user-centered design and cognitive engineering methods to design clinical systems that better support clinicians’ decision-making processes; implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems; and facilitating health information exchange to promote coordinated care between medical and dental care providers.