NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series

"Strengthening NextGen Medical Informatics Highways"

Speaker: Russ Waitman, PhD - NextGen Director of Informatics

NextGen Medical Informatics is deploying wider access to clinical data and engagement methods to conduct prospective clinical trials and observational studies.  You too can leverage this infrastructure to support your research program.  Learn how we are planning enhanced capabilities for Missouri as we also renew the Greater Plains Collaborative for PCORnet.  The speaker is NextGen Director of Medical Informatics, Russ Waitman, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair,Associate Dean for Informatics, Director of Medical Informatics - NextGen Precision Health Initiative, Scientific Director - Tiger Institute, Adjunct Professor - Family and Community Medicine, NextGen Director of Informatics.

This is a virtual seminar via Zoom. Please register and access information will be sent to your email before the event.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST: All persons with influence over the content of this program have been asked to disclose relevant financial interests that might have an impact. John Spertus, MD, is a consultant for Jannsen, Bayer, Myokardia, Merck and Novartis, and receives research support from Abbott Vascular. No other speaker or planning committee member has a relevant financial interest.

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Wednesday, March 10 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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MU School of Health Professions, Health Sciences


Health Professions, Show Me Mizzou
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Mary Hindle

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Russ Waitman, Ph.D. is the NextGen director of medical informatics and also has roles at MU and UMKC. At MU, he is associate dean for informatics, vice chair for informatics and professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics, and adjunct professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. At UMKC, he is director of the Center for Health Insights at the School of Medicine and a professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatic. Since joining the UM System in 2020, he has worked to establish new methods so investigators across the system can access electronic medical records for research purposes. He also serves on the board of the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation, a public-private partnership between the University of Missouri and Cerner Corporation.

From 2010 to 2020, Waitman served as a professor of internal medicine, the director of the Center for Medical Informatics and Enterprise Analytics, and as the associate vice chancellor for Enterprise Analytics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. There, he worked to establish a strategy for clinical and translational research informatics for Frontiers, the Kansas and Kansas City NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award. Before his time at KU, Waitman served as a faculty member with the Department of Biomedical Informatics in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine where he led their Computerized Provider Order Entry project, “WizOrder,” and its commercialization to McKesson Corp.

Waitman received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree and doctorate from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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