Dr. Kensaku Kawamoto Joins BMI
Jul 25, 2011 1:00 PM
Join us in welcoming Kensaku Kawamoto as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Ken has been in Salt Lake since June setting up his office and household. His official appointment starts August 16, 2011.
Prior to accepting a faculty position with BMI, Ken was an Assistant Professor of clinical informatics at Duke University. Dr. Kawamoto earned his BA from Harvard University and his Ph.D. and M.D. from Duke University. As a health informaticist and system architect, his passion lies in designing, implementing, and evaluating practical and scalable approaches to improving health and healthcare. He is actively engaged in the development and adoption of health IT standards, co-chairs the HL7 Clinical Decision Support Work Group, and has expertise in clinical decision support and knowledge management. His professional goal is to leverage his varied experiences in health informatics, software engineering, and clinical medicine to assist with the practical and scalable use of health IT to optimize disease prevention, diagnosis, and management. Operationally, Ken will be directing the Knowledge Management and Mobilization initiative at University of Utah Health Care. Academically, his main focus will be the continued development and leveraging of OpenCDS (www.opencds.org), which is a multi-institutional, open-source initiative he founded to enable clinical decision support at scale.