HIT Fellows

Kristie Ross
Kristie Ross

Kristie Ross, MD, MS is a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep medicine physician who serves as Clinical Director of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy/Immunology and Sleep Medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  In her practice of pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine in an urban academic medical center, use of health IT is an important part of broader goals to address gaps in access, care, and outcomes in respiratory health in disadvantaged children.  Projects include validating technology that can be used in the home setting by high risk children and adolescents with asthma to track symptoms and medication use to prevent exacerbations and health care utilization, and the development of care algorithms and decision support tools for the treatment of pediatric acute asthma to reduce variation in care across a large health care system’s network of emergency room and urgent care centers. 

Terri Steinberg
Terri Steinberg

Terri Steinberg, M.D., M.B.A. is the Chief Health Information Officer and Vice President of Population Health Informatics at Christiana Care Health System, a large multi-entity healthcare organization in Delaware. She has lectured and consulted extensively on methods to ensure successful technology adoption by physicians and nurses, on the positive impact of technology on safe medication practice, and on the use of technology to drive Population Health management. As a clinician as well as a software developer, Dr. Steinberg has used her experience to guide the optimal implementation of clinical systems in a manner that is well-accepted by doctors and nurses.

Dr. Steinberg is actively involved in the Delaware Health Information Network, the first state- wide health information exchange, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of that organization. Her experience includes a tenure at Siemens Medical Solution where she participated in the early development of the Soarian clinical suite of applications. She has consulted on technology matters for the Institute for Safe Medical Practice and has worked with many hospitals and healthcare organizations as they endeavor to implement advanced clinical systems.

Dr. Steinberg is a practicing Internist and Geriatrician who devotes time each week to home visits for housebound patients who would not otherwise be able to see a doctor. She holds a certification in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and was among the first group of US physicians to achieve subspecialty certification in Clinical Informatics.

Dr. Steinberg completed her undergraduate studies at the Sophie Davis Center for Biomedical Education, a six-year accelerated medical program at the City College of New York. She earned her Medical Degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She completed her Residency at the State University of New York School of Medicine at Stony Brook, and earned an MBA from Jones University. Dr. Steinberg has two adult daughters, and lives in Delaware and Philadelphia with her husband and two Labrador Retrievers, Rufus and Zeke.

Sid Thornton
Sid Thornton

Sid Thornton, PhD serves as Director of Clinical, Quality, and Research Informatics at the Homer Warner Center of Intermountain Healthcare, and also serves with the adjunct research faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine Department of Bioinformatics. He drives projects designed to relieve operational burdens of community care coordination and patient-centric reform. His collaborations extend data interoperability services for automatic identity resolution and for inter-organizational management of patient-provider relationships. He contributes to multiple regional and national committees dealing with issues of health information exchange including the Care Connectivity Consortium, Carequality, and the Utah Health Information Network. He chairs the technical committee for The Statewide Identity Services for Utah (ThSiSU) and is a contributing author of several related publications.

Kumar Vengadabady
Kumar Vengadabady

Kumar Vengadabady is a physician trained in Medical Informatics and hospital management. Currently, he is the Director of Quality and Performance Improvement (at ElderONE) and the Director of Adult Day Health Care Services at Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, New York.  In this role, he directs quality teams and informatics team involved in build, implementation, and optimization of EHR; steers ElderONE’s Information Management initiatives and Change Control Committee; and oversees quality reporting (regulatory and operational). He brings over 10 years of experience in leading and being part of health care services and health IT initiatives and operations.

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