CHIP Welcomes Dr. David Liebovitz

Dr. David Liebovitz

CHIP recently welcomed our newest faculty member, David Liebovitz, MD, FAMIA, FACP, Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Informatics in the Department of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics).

With a focus on the field of clinical informatics and aspects of patient safety, Dr. Liebovitz’ research seamlessly aligns with CHIP’s mission. He taps into his background in electrical engineering to study how to design and implement user-centered systems that improve clinician workflows and, thus, patient safety. In a recent interview with the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, he explained the delicate balance of design and implementation in the context of electronic health record (EHR) systems:

“…too many clicks in electronic health record (EHR) systems can lead to work-arounds, avoiding the intended workflow. Similarly, too many alerts in a system can lead to important alerts being ignored. Additionally, extra clicks and interruptions contribute to physician burnout and stress while not realizing the intended improvements to patient safety.”

Expanding the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim framework to include improving the work life of clinicians and staff, Dr. Liebovitz aims to improve healthcare through a “Quadruple Aim” approach: effectively engaging patients through enhanced care experience and education, improving population health, implementing guidance for appropriate test ordering and patient monitoring, and designing efficient systems with redundancy.

For more information about Dr. Liebovitz’ background and research areas, view his Northwestern Medicine Faculty Profile.

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