David LiebovitzDavid M. Liebovitz, MD, received his MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
His research has focused on improving electronic medical records in areas of patient safety, health care quality and application usability. Specific projects include interface and data presentation enhancements to improve clinician cognitive support, automated learning strategies designed to converge on least privilege granting medical records access, targeted decision support design in the area of medications, laboratory results and problem lists, and practical deployment strategies for office based electronic medical records. He serves on the Information Technology Task Force for the Society of Hospital Medicine and is a member of the State of Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee.
Current Research Projects
1U18HS016973 (Lambert) 3/1/08-8/31/11
NIH (subcontract to UIC)
Tools for Optimizing Prescribing, Monitoring and Education
This project seeks to reduce prescribing errors of omission and commission in high hazard drug-disease contexts by linking lab and pharmacy information systems and generating clinical alerts when problems are detected. We will customize, implement, and monitor selected decision support content to achieve this goal.
5R18HS017220-03 (Wolf) 9/14/07-8/31/10
Using IT for Patient-Centered Communication and Decision Making about Medication
To improve medication management, this project brings together four vibrant lines of research and development at Northwestern: health communication, health literacy, medication safety, and informatics. The patient-centered information technology interventions in this study are designed to enhance communication and shared decision making about medications, with a focus on increasing patient understanding of essential information and improving the medication management process.
The Chicago HIT Regional Extension Center
The project amis to create a neutral and multi-stakeholder non-profit organization to provide meaningful use of EHRs to a broad range of primary care providers and their patients in Chicago.
National Science Foundation (Liebovitz)
TC: Medium: Collaborative Research: Experience-Based Access Management (EBAM) for Hospital Information Technology
The goals of the project are: (1) Develop a scalable and practical engineering lifecycle based on EBAM; (2) Develop a scientific foundation for EBAM based on the joint use of attribute-based access rules and probabilistic models derived from experience; (3) Demonstrate how to integrate EBAM based on this foundation with the Northwestern HIT and gain meaningful benefits from this integration.
Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS)
O'Leary KJ, Liebovitz DM, Feinglass J, Liss DT, Evans DB, Kulkarni N, Landler MP, Baker DW. Creating a better discharge summary: improvement in quality and timeliness using an electronic discharge sumary. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2009 Apr; 4(4):219-25. PMID: 19267397
Liebovitz D. Health care information technology: a cloud around the silver lining? Archives of Internal Medicine. 2009 May 25: 169(10):924-6. PMID: 19468082.
Bobb AM, Liebovitz DM, Christensen KL, Kitt SL. Clinical decision support to avoid adverse drug events with antiicoagulants. AMIA Annual Symposium preceedings. 2007 Oct 11:874. PMID: 18693975.