Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
Dr. Russ Waitman is Professor of Internal Medicine, Director of Medical Informatics, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Enterprise Analytics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Waitman received his B.S. from Washington University in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Air Force as a Medical Service Corps officer and received training in Health Services Administration and Clinical Engineering.
Subsequently he received his M.S. and Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and conducted research applying neural networks, rule induction, and knowledge discovery methods to critical care and perioperative environments. As faculty in Department of Biomedical Informatics at Vanderbilt University he led Computerized Provider Order Entry project, “WizOrder”, its commercialization, and deployment of inpatient clinical systems.
Since arriving at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2010, he established clinical and translation research informatics for their CTSA program, Frontiers; creating an integrated data repository, HERON, that has led to the PCORnet (www.pcornet.org) Greater Plains Collaborative Clinical Data Research Network (www.gpcnetwork.org).
His research interests are clinical decision support, knowledge discovery, and creating information environments to support personal health, research and patient safety. To learn more about Medical Informatics and Enterprise Analytics, visit http://www.kumc.edu/ea-mi.html