Health Technology Scholarly Concentration

Technology is omnipresent in health care. In this concentration, students gain an understanding of the components, concepts and relationships necessary to create, implement and use clinical information systems effectively. Through coursework and hands-on experiences, students learn to become better physicians by leveraging technology systems in increasingly complex health care systems.

Medical students interested in improving efficiencies in health care may be a good fit for this concentration. Applicants do not need a computing or programming background to complete this experience. This concentration facilitates students learning to work with electronic health records (EHR) data.

Indianapolis Campus MD Program

This concentration is located at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis, a dynamic, people-centered research organization driven by a mission to connect and innovate for better health. The teaching faculty and staff for this concentration envision a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health, and the team pursues this vision through research and development guided by our core values: discovery, impact, people and community.

Potential Projects

Topics explored in projects for this concentration will depend upon the area of interest or focus for the medical student. Faculty have expertise in diverse fields and provide guidance and insight for students.

An example topic may be development of a chest pain application where clinical data is pulled from a system and delivered to clinicians in real time. In other words, last EKG, last stress test, cardiac testing, etc. This is valuable because providers do not have to search for this data every time they see a patient with chest pain. Similar applications are being developed for pediatrics and other disciplines.

Co-Directors

John T. Finnell, MD

John T. Finnell, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Brian E. Dixon, PhD

Brian E. Dixon, PhD

Assistant Professor Tenured/Tenure-Track, Graduate Faculty Member w/Endorsement