Ryan P. Radecki, MD
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Radecki brings prior professional experience in information architecture and information design to Emergency Medicine, combining skill sets to advance medical informatics at McGovern Medical School .
Dr. Radecki is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Annals of Internal Medicine regarding topics of patient and medication safety. His work for JAMA calls for the establishment of specific requirements for Electronic Health Record certification that address the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goals. In Annals, Dr. Radecki calls for the cautious adoption of newly approved medications by articulating the dangers associated with novel oral anticoagulant therapy. Additional published work on medication safety discusses the role of pharmaceutical corporate sponsorship bias on the trials leading to the approval of thrombolytics in acute ischemic stroke.
In medical informatics, Dr. Radecki has published and presented at national meetings regarding the complexity of clinical data displays, demonstrating that contextual information graphics (i.e. “sparklines”) may assist medical decision-making by decreasing cognitive load. Dr. Radecki is currently supported by an NIH grant through the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality for a training program in patient safety. This grant supports further research into human factors in clinical data displays and Electronic Health Record interfaces.
Dr. Radecki also publishes a blog entitled Emergency Medicine Literature of Note, which reviews notable literature relevant to Emergency Medicine – http://emlitofnote.com/ He is also the founder of MDapplicants.com, a premedical resource for prospective medical school applicants.
- Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
- IM, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
- EM, East Carolina University
Areas of Interest
Emergency medical informatics; Resuscitation pharmacology; Diagnostic testing strategies
Medical decision-making; Electronic health records; Medication safety; Sponsorship bias; Thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke
His research interests include decision-support instruments, medication safety, resource utilization, and the corruption of the medical literature by financial forces. He also leads the Journal Club activities for the department of Emergency Medicine, writes a medical literature blog, “Emergency Medicine Literature of Note”, and created a medical resource of premedical students, MDapplicants.com.