Dean F. Sittig, PhD, FACMI

Christopher Sarofim Family Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Bioengineering
UT - Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality & Safety
University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston

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. 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.