Clinical Informatics

Clinical Informatics aims to bring the best information to the point of care. Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai has been a driving informatics forward for over 15 years. Our faculty are on the forefront of informatics research, and efforts to improve patient care both inside the ED and beyond its walls. We also partner with regulatory agencies and industry to improve clinical workflows, and the EHR experience. Our faculty also help lead Mount Sinai’s ACGME-accredited Informatics fellowship, and include board-certified Clinical Informaticists and hold leadership positions in ACEP and EMRA.

There are many opportunities to get involved with projects, including NIH-funded research that leverages mobile apps and EHR clinical decision support. Our system-wide EHR implementations and optimizations mean there is always an opportunity to study interventions to improve quality and efficiency. Our faculty are also leading efforts to deliver virtual care (telemedicine) and remote patient monitoring, post-discharge. 

Recent Projects and Publications from Informatics Faculty and Residents

Jeffery MM, D'Onofrio G, Paek H, et al. Trends in Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions in Health Care Systems in 5 States in the First Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US [published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 3]. JAMA Intern Med. 2020;e203288. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.3288 PMCID: PMC7400214

Ellis RJ, Wang Z, Genes N, Ma'ayan A. Predicting opioid dependence from electronic health records with machine learning. BioData Min. 2019;12:3. Published 2019 Jan 29. doi:10.1186/s13040-019-0193-0 PMCID: PMC6352440

Genes N, Violante S, Cetrangol C, Rogers L, Schadt EE, Chan YY. From smartphone to EHR: a case report on integrating patient-generated health data. NPJ Digit Med. 2018;1:23. Published 2018 Jun 20. doi:10.1038/s41746-018-0030-8 PMCID: PMC6550195

Chan YY, Wang P, Rogers L, et al. The Asthma Mobile Health Study, a large-scale clinical observational study using ResearchKit. Nat Biotechnol. 2017;35(4):354-362. doi:10.1038/nbt.3826 PMCID: PMC5559298

Genes N. mHealth in emergency medicine [special report]. Emerg Med Pract. 2017;(Suppl 2017A):1-11. Published 2017 Oct 25. Link

Chary M, Genes N, Giraud-Carrier C, Hanson C, Nelson LS, Manini AF. Epidemiology from Tweets: Estimating Misuse of Prescription Opioids in the USA from Social Media. J Med Toxicol. 2017;13(4):278-286. doi:10.1007/s13181-017-0625-5  PMCID: PMC5711756

Genes N, Kim MS, Thum FL, et al. Usability Evaluation of a Clinical Decision Support System for Geriatric ED Pain Treatment. Appl Clin Inform. 2016;7(1):128-142. Published 2016 Mar 9. doi:10.4338/ACI-2015-08-RA-0108  PMCID: PMC4817340

Shy BD, Genes N. The Complexities of Studying Computerized Physician Order Entry: Implications for the Perceived Effectiveness of Stroke Order Sets. Ann Emerg Med. 2016;67(4):560-561. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.01.038  Link 

Ranney ML, Genes N. Social media and healthcare quality improvement: a nascent field. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(6):389-391. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004827 Link

Genes N, Appel J. The ethics of physicians' web searches for patients' information. J Clin Ethics. 2015;26(1):68-72. Link

Shy BD, Shapiro JS, Shearer PL, et al. A conceptual framework for improved analyses of 72-hour return cases. Am J Emerg Med. 2015;33(1):104-107. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2014.08.005 Link

Chary M, Park EH, McKenzie A, Sun J, Manini AF, Genes N. Signs & symptoms of Dextromethorphan exposure from YouTube. PLoS One. 2014;9(2):e82452. Published 2014 Feb 12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0082452 PMCID: PMC3922701

Garg N, Kuperman G, Onyile A, et al. Validating Health Information Exchange (HIE) Data For Quality Measurement Across Four Hospitals. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014;2014:573-579. Published 2014 Nov 14. PMCID: PMC4419935

Genes N, Appel J. Ethics of data sequestration in electronic health records. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2013;22(4):365-372. doi:10.1017/S0963180113000212  Link

Genes N, Chandra D, Ellis S, Baumlin K. Validating emergency department vital signs using a data quality engine for data warehouse. Open Med Inform J. 2013;7:34-39. Published 2013 Dec 13. doi:10.2174/1874431101307010034 PMCID: PMC3881102

LaCalle EJ, Rabin EJ, Genes NG. High-frequency users of emergency department care. J Emerg Med. 2013;44(6):1167-1173. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.11.042 Link

Genes N, Chary M, Chason KW. An academic medical center's response to widespread computer failure. Am J Disaster Med. 2013;8(2):145-150. doi:10.5055/ajdm.2013.0121 Link

Shapiro JS, Genes N, Kuperman G, Chason K; Clinical Advisory Committee H1N1 Working Group, New York Clinical Information Exchange, Richardson LD. Health information exchange, biosurveillance efforts, and emergency department crowding during the spring 2009 H1N1 outbreak in New York City. Ann Emerg Med. 2010;55(3):274-279. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2009.11.026 Link

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