Biography

Dr. Okafor has experience in the implementation and management of Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS) and acts as the domain expert in projects addressing the issues associated with workflow and meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) in the emergency department.

He has a masters degree in clinical informatics and completed an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) training fellowship that focused on the design, implementation, selection and evaluation of HIT from a systems and human factors perspective in order to increase healthcare quality and safety.

Over the past several years, he has directed and assisted several UT emergency medicine quality improvement projects that include computerized physician order entry, ED throughput times, timely review of time-sensitive laboratory results, and initiatives directed at decreasing recurrence of medical errors and harm reduction associated with medical error.

Education

MD
University of Missouri at Columbia
MS
Biomedical Informatics, University of Texas at Houston
Internship
EM, Boston Medical Center
Residency
EM, Boston Medical Center

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Clinical informatics, Patient safety and healthcare quality improvement


Research Interests

Decreasing medical error, Information systems (EDIS), Clinical informatics