Title

Population Health Informatics: Challenges, Opportunities, and Case Studies

Document Type

Podcast

Presentation Date

9-13-2017

Comments

Hadi Kharrazi, MHI, MD, PhD

Abstract

Dr. Hadi Kharrazi’s presentation focused on “population health informatics,” a growing field of research in the informatics community. He introduced his center at Johns Hopkins; provided a working definition for population health informatics and discussed its top challenges and opportunities. Dr. Kharrazi presented a number of research projects to demonstrate the importance and potential long-term benefits of population health informatics in the overall field of healthcare and beyond.

The objectives of the presentation were:

  • Define population health informatics and describe its role in the context of value-based care
  • Explain the effect of different data types, sources and qualities in population stratification and risk prediction
  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities of population health informatics
  • Dr. Hadi Kharrazi is an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and the research director of the Center for Population Health IT. His research focuses on the application of informatics in risk stratification, and the effect of data type and quality in predicting utilization.

Dr. Hadi Kharrazi is an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and the research director of the Center for Population Health IT. His research focuses on the application of informatics in risk stratification, and the effect of data type and quality in predicting utilization.

In addition, Dr. Kharrazi has developed more than a dozen courses in health informatics and is currently the director of the DrPH Informatics track program at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and the co-director of the PhD program in Health Informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Division of Health Sciences Informatics.

He is a senior clinical informatician with specialization in EHR platforms, Health Information Exchange (HIE), and Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS). Dr. Kharrazi's longterm research interest is in contextualizing CDSS in PHI platforms to be utilized at different HIT levels of managed care such as EHR platforms or consumer health informatics solutions.

Presentation: 51:19

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