Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Perioperative Informatics
  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia, Pediatric

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Medical Director, Perioperative Informatics, LPCH (2008 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Residency:UCSD School of Medicine (1980) CA
  • Residency:UCSD School of Medicine (1979) CA
  • Board Certification: Anesthesia, American Board of Anesthesiology (1982)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1981)
  • Fellowship:Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1981) PA
  • Medical Education:University of Rochester School of Medicine (1976) NY

Community and International Work


  • Operation Rainbow, Ecuador and Nicaragua

    Topic

    Orthopedic Surgery

    Populations Served

    The poor with no other access to this care

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Teaching

2013-14 Courses


Publications

Journal Articles


  • Anesthesia Information Management Systems: Past, Present, and Future of Anesthesia Records MOUNT SINAI JOURNAL OF MEDICINE Kadry, B., Feaster, W. W., Macario, A., Ehrenfeld, J. M. 2012; 79 (1): 154-165

    Abstract

    Documenting a patient's anesthetic in the medical record is quite different from summarizing an office visit, writing a surgical procedure note, or recording other clinical encounters. Some of the biggest differences are the frequent sampling of physiologic data, volume of data, and diversity of data collected. The goal of the anesthesia record is to accurately and comprehensively capture a patient's anesthetic experience in a succinct format. Having ready access to physiologic trends is essential to allowing anesthesiologists to make proper diagnoses and treatment decisions. Although the value provided by anesthesia information management systems and their functions may be different than other electronic health records, the real benefits of an anesthesia information management system depend on having it fully integrated with the other health information technologies. An anesthesia information management system is built around the electronic anesthesia record and incorporates anesthesia-relevant data pulled from disparate systems such as laboratory, billing, imaging, communication, pharmacy, and scheduling. The ability of an anesthesia information management system to collect data automatically enables anesthesiologists to reliably create an accurate record at all times, regardless of other concurrent demands. These systems also have the potential to convert large volumes of data into actionable information for outcomes research and quality-improvement initiatives. Developing a system to validate the data is crucial in conducting outcomes research using large datasets. Technology innovations outside of healthcare, such as multitouch interfaces, near-instant software response times, powerful but simple search capabilities, and intuitive designs, have raised the bar for users' expectations of health information technology.

    View details for DOI 10.1002/msj.21281

    View details for Web of Science ID 000299033500016

    View details for PubMedID 22238048

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