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  • Daniel Stein, MD, PhD
  • Daniel Stein
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics

    Assistant Director of Medical Informatics Services, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital,
    Deputy Director of Clinical Informatics, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Education
  • BA, Human Biology - Brown University, 2000
    MD - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2005
    MA, Biomedical Informatics - Columbia University, 2009
    PhD, Biomedical Informatics - Columbia University, 2011
  • Research Interests
  • Dr. Stein's research focus is on patient care transitions and continuity of care. He has studied how EHRs and clinical documentation are used to support end-of-shift patient handoff, conducted analyses on the cooperative management of clinical tasks across such transitions, and ultimately aims to use information technology to improve the safety of this common and dangerous aspect of clinical workflow.

    Other research interests include clinical information summarization, clinical collaboration and communication support tools, clinical decision support and evidence-based care, mobile and Web 2.0 technology in healthcare.
  • Current Projects  close
    NYP Clinical Dashboards
    Description: In collaboration with the IT department of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, we develop and evaluate real-time views of enterprise-wide clinical data that informs safe, effective, and efficient clinical care. The dashboards are created using Microsoft's Amalga platform.
    Sponsor: NewYork-Presbyterian
    Dates: 2011-
    The Handoff Support, Standardization and Safety (HS3) Initiative
    Description: The Handoff Support, Standardization and Safety (HS3) Initiative is a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative project that focuses on improving inpatient care transitions. We develop tools, training methods, and educational materials that can be used by hospital clinicians to ensure that inpatient handoff is conducted in an efficient, safe, and standardized manner.
    Sponsor: DBMI I2RC
    Dates: 2006-
    Identifying Surgeons' Adherence to Evidence-Based Best Practices
    Description: Using our enterprise data warehouse we are examining surgeons' adherence to evidence-based best practices, and identifying critical points in the decision trees that support optimal care. We aim to intervene with decision support tools at these critical points to improve local practice.
    Dates: 2011-
    Clinician Tools Development
    Description: In collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital IT and Microsoft Health Solutions Group, we are designing novel tools to support clinician workflow and data management in the context of a large, complex medical center with multiple clinical information systems.
    Sponsor: NewYork-Presbyterian
    Dates: 2011--
  • Courses  close
    BINF G4011 Acculturation to Medicine (Lecturer, 2010-Present)
    MIMD N02P0 Biomedical Informatics for Medical Students (Co-Director, 2012-Present)
  • Selected Publications  close
    1. Stein DM, Wollstein G, Schuman JS. Imaging in glaucoma. Ophthalmol Clin North Am. 2004 Mar.;17(1):33–52. :.
    2. Ishikawa H, Stein DM, Wollstein G, Beaton S, Fujimoto JG, Schuman JS. Macular segmentation with optical coherence tomography. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2005 Jun.;46(6):2012–2017. :.
    3. Stein DM, Ishikawa H, Hariprasad R, Wollstein G, Noecker RJ, Fujimoto JG, et al. A new quality assessment parameter for optical coherence tomography. Br J Ophthalmol. 2006 Feb.;90(2):186–190. :.
    4. Stein DM, Wollstein G, Ishikawa H, Hertzmark E, Noecker RJ, Schuman JS. Effect of corneal drying on optical coherence tomography. Ophthalmology. 2006 Jun.;113(6):985–991. :.
    5. Stein DM, Wrenn JO, Johnson SB, Stetson PD. Signout: a collaborative document with implications for the future of clinical information systems. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007;:696–700. :.
    6. Van Vleck TT, Stein DM, Stetson PD, Johnson SB. Assessing data relevance for automated generation of a clinical summary. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2007;:761–765. :.
    7. Stein DM, Chelico JD, Chelico JD, Stetson PD. A competency-based curriculum to acculturate biomedical informatics students to the practice of medicine. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008;:1147. :.
    8. Stein DM, Wrenn JO, Stetson PD, Bakken S. What “to-do” with physician task lists: clinical task model development and electronic health record design implications. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009;2009:624–628. :.
    9. Stein DM, Vawdrey DK, Stetson PD, Bakken S. An analysis of team checklists in physician signout notes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010;2010:767–771. :.
    10. Wrenn JO, Stein DM, Bakken S, Stetson PD. Quantifying clinical narrative redundancy in an electronic health record. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010;17(1):49–53. :.
    11. Natarajan K, Stein D, Jain S, Elhadad N. An analysis of clinical queries in an electronic health record search utility. Int J Med Inform. 2010 Jul.;79(7):515–522. :.
    12. Stein DM, Stetson PD. Commentary: time to sign off on signout. Acad Med. 2011 Jul.;86(7):804–806. :.
    13. Vawdrey D, Wilcox L, Collins S, Feiner S, Mamykina O, Stein D, et al. Awareness of the care team in electronic health records. Appl Clin Inf. 2011;2(4):395–405. :.
    14. Collins SA, Stein DM, Vawdrey DK, Stetson PD, Bakken S. Content overlap in nurse and physician handoff artifacts and the potential role of electronic health records: a systematic review. J Biomed Inform. 2011 Aug.;44(4):704–712. :.
    15. Collins SA, Mamykina L, Jordan D, Stein DM, Shine A, Reyfman P, et al. In search of common ground in handoff documentation in an Intensive Care Unit. J Biomed Inform. 2011 Nov. 28. :.
  • Honors and Awards  close
    1994 National Science Foundation Young Scholars Program, Northeastern University
    1997 Hughes Biology Scholars Fellowship, Brown University
    1998 Royce Fellowship for Distinction in Research, Service, and Leadership, Brown University
    2001 Levinson Fellowship for Innovative Opportunities in Medical Education, Mount Sinai Sch of Med
    2004 Mount Sinai International Ethics Fellowship to Study Bioethics, Oxford University
    2006 National Library of Medicine Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Biomedical Informatics, Columbia U
    2007 2nd Place Prize American Medical Informatics Association Student Paper Competition
    2009 2010 ACM Computer Supported Cooperative Work Doctoral Colloquium, Savannah, GA
    2010 Finalist in the American Medical Informatics Association Student Paper Competition
    2011 HIMSS-NY Chapter Student Scholarship for PhD Students
    2011 Distinguished Poster, American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium
  • Committees  close
    2011-Present - Manuscript Reviewer, Academic Medicine
    2011-Present - Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of General Internal Medicine