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Evan Orenstein, MD

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Pediatric Hospitalist & Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

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Evan completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University, where he worked in a mathematical epidemiology lab focusing on infectious disease modeling. He received his medical degree from Emory University, where he spent one year in Bamako, Mali working on a clinical trial of maternal influenza immunization and studying its cost-effectiveness. During his pediatric residency at CHOP, he cofounded the New Epic Resident Development (NERD) Squad, a partnership of pediatric residents and informatics faculty dedicated to involving front-line clinicians more deeply in designing and evaluating new workflow tools in the electronic health record. His clinical informatics interests include reducing medical errors and provider burnout from redundant documentation, improving physician efficiency and effectiveness with the EHR through simulation, cognitive informatics to improve the usability of documentation and decision support interfaces, and building capacity in clinical informatics locally and globally.


My goal is to improve patient safety and decrease physician burnout through innovations in electronic health record (EHR) design and education. My primary interests include streamlining workflow and communication through better documentation interfaces and clinical decision support, using computational ethnography and human-factors engineering to measure workflow and evaluate informatics interventions, creating novel methods to educate physicians on more efficient and effective use of the EHR, and developing health informatics capacity in local and global health settings

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