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Professor of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Bio Dr. Karl Lorenz, MD MSHS is a general internal medicine and palliative care physician, and Section chief of the VA Palo Alto-Stanford Palliative Care Program. Formerly at the VA Greater Los Angeles, Dr. Lorenz directed palliative care research at the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation and served on the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Lorenz is a member of the VA?s national Hospice and Palliative Care Program (HPC) leadership team, director of the operational palliative care Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC), and adjunct facility staff member at RAND. Dr. Lorenz?s work and leadership has been influential to the field of palliative care research. Under Dr. Lorenz?s leadership, since 2009 the Quality Improvement Resource Center (QuIRC) has served as one of three national leadership Centers responsible for strategic and operational support of the VA?s national hospice and palliative care programs. QuIRC develops and implements provider facing electronic tools for the VA?s national electronic medical record to improve the quality of palliative care. In that role, Dr. Lorenz participates with the national leadership team in strategic planning, policy development, and providing resources to support operational efforts. Dr. Lorenz has contributed to the field of global palliative care, serving the World Health Organization in its development of Palliative Care for Older People and leading methods for Palliative Care Essential Medications.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health
Current Research and Scholarly Interests We enrolled four undergraduates into an independent study course and monitor how their outreach toward patients affects population health control.
Henry J. Lowe, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research in the field of biomedical informatics over the past 30 years has focused on the development of novel uses of information technology and computer science to improve human health. My current interests include the Electronic Health Record (EHR), biomedical knowledge representation, Internet applications in healthcare, clinical data warehouses, clinical data and text mining, academic social networking and the use of information technology to support clinical and translational research.