July 1, 2021
We are excited to welcome two new fellows to the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program! John Kim, MD and Isha Mehta, MD, MPH will participate in the 2021-2023 fellowship class!
John Kim, MD is an emergency medicine (EM) physician interested in understanding how clinical informatics can provide quality healthcare and mitigate vulnerabilities within health systems. John became interested in clinical informatics through his work as a project manager for Epic Systems, and began to appreciate the capability of informatics to transform healthcare systems through effective analysis, evaluation, and implementation of clinical data. Using his understanding of electronic medical record (EMR) systems, he developed and implemented an EMR capable of tracking clinic patients longitudinally, establishing continuity of care, and analyzing specific community needs for the University of Central Florida’s Global Health Program’s annual trip to the Dominican Republic.
Through his training at Sinai-Grace Detroit Medical Center, he saw how the health crises disproportionately affected the impoverished, and underserved communities. As an EM resident, he developed an initiative in the emergency department and intensive care units to standardize communications through digital technology regarding patient care updates, end-of-life care, and resuscitation code status discussions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. During his fellowship training, John hopes to develop leadership skills in healthcare operations and management and create data-driven innovation to evolve best-practices, and bridge health disparities in the future.
Get to know more about John here.
Isha Mehta, MD, MPH is an internal medicine physician who completed her residency training and worked as an academic hospitalist at Temple University Hospital for three years. She became interested in informatics, quality improvement and population health while completing her master’s in public health duringmedical school. During her residency training, Isha performed quality improvement initiatives on converting appropriate outpatients from coumadin to DOACs, and transitioning end of life care discussions from inpatient/outpatient settings.
As an academic hospitalist at Temple University Hospital, Isha led independent quality improvement initiatives, including an effective informatics project to reduce inappropriate telemetry use. She worked on creating a post discharge readmissions reduction clinic for patients with congestive heart failure and super-utilizers of the hospital system. Isha was a quality improvement faculty advisor and mentored internal medicine residents through various hospital medicine projects. She also served as a unit based medical director and led multidisciplinary rounds while managing hospital care progression issues.
Get to know more about Isha here!
Welcome aboard John and Isha! We are so excited to have you!!!