• Dr. Tiago Colicchio earned his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah. He earned his MBA at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and his MS in Information Systems at Grenoble Alpes University, France. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UAB Department of Medicine. Dr. Colicchio is a project management professional (PMP) certified by the project management institute (PMI) with extensive experience in health information technology (health IT) adoption. Prior to joining UAB, he held leadership positions at a large health care delivery system in Brazil, where he led a team of software engineers and clinical informaticians responsible for the design, test, and implementation of a homegrown electronic health record (EHR) system, and for the implementation of a commercial EHR system in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings. He has served as project manager for large EHR implementations leading clinical and non-clinical teams in both U.S. and non-U.S. organizations. While studying full-time at the University of Utah, he was admitted to the research internship program at the Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research at Intermountain Healthcare, where he conducted his PhD research project. His expertise in the design and adoption of EHR systems contributed to his interest in developing a scientific methodology for detecting longitudinal change patterns on clinical and non-clinical outcomes introduced by EHR implementations, in order to increase the understanding of the impact of health IT on health care outcomes. Such a method is presented in his dissertation “Toward a Better Understanding of the Impact of Information Technology Interventions in Health Care."
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023 Acute respiratory distress syndrome after SARS-CoV-2 infection on young adult population: International observational federated study based on electronic health records through the 4CE consortiumPLoS One.  18. 2023
    2023 Long-term kidney function recovery and mortality after COVID-19-associated acute kidney injury: An international multi-centre observational cohort studyEClinicalMedicine.  55. 2023
    2022 Clinical Decision Support Systems: Contributions from 2021IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics.  31:199-201. 2022
    2022 Physicians' perceptions about a semantically integrated display for chart review: A Multi-Specialty surveyInternational Journal of Medical Informatics.  163. 2022
    2021 Evolving phenotypes of non-hospitalized patients that indicate long COVIDBMC Medicine.  19. 2021
    2021 Multinational characterization of neurological phenotypes in patients hospitalized with COVID-19Scientific Reports.  11. 2021
    2021 Physicians’ perceptions about narrative note sections format and content: A multi-specialty surveyInternational Journal of Medical Informatics.  151. 2021
    2021 What every reader should know about studies using electronic health record data but may be afraid to ask 2021
    2020 Formal representation of patients' care context data: The path to improving the electronic health recordJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  27:1648-1657. 2020
    2020 Twilighted Homegrown Systems: The Experience of Six Traditional Electronic Health Record Developers in the Post-Meaningful Use EraApplied Clinical Informatics.  11:356-365. 2020
    2020 Health information technology as a learning health system: Call for a national monitoring systemLearning Health Systems.  4. 2020
    2020 Using clinical reasoning ontologies to make smarter clinical decision support systems: A systematic review and data synthesisJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  27:159-174. 2020
    2019 Unintended consequences of nationwide electronic health record adoption: Challenges and opportunities in the post-meaningful use era 2019
    2019 Looking Behind the Curtain: Identifying Factors Contributing to Changes on Care Outcomes During a Large Commercial EHR Implementation.Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation.  7:21. 2019
    2019 Clinicians' reasoning as reflected in electronic clinical note-entry and reading/retrieval: a systematic review and qualitative synthesisJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  26:172-184. 2019
    2019 Unintended Consequences of Nationwide Electronic Health Record Adoption: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Meaningful Use Era (Preprint) 2019
    2018 Comprehensive methodology to monitor longitudinal change patterns during EHR implementations: a case study at a large health care delivery networkJournal of Biomedical Informatics.  83:40-53. 2018
    2017 Development and classification of a robust inventory of near real-time outcome measurements for assessing information technology interventions in health careJournal of Biomedical Informatics.  73:62-75. 2017
    2016 Health information technology adoption: Understanding research protocols and outcome measurements for IT interventions in health careJournal of Biomedical Informatics.  63:33-44. 2016

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Colicchio's research interests involve the design of electronic clinical documentation systems that can increase clinicians’ situational awareness, improve the medical-decision making process, and reduce the EHR-associated documentation burden.

    Keywords: Health IT Adoption, Clinical Documentation Systems, EHR Design
  • Education And Training

  • Master of Computer or Info Sciences in Information Science / Studies, 2018
  • Doctor of Science or Mathematics in Bioinformatics, University of Utah 2017
  • Master of Business Administration, 2009
  • Master of Business Administration in Information Technology, University of Sao Paulo 2009
  • Full Name

  • Tiago Colicchio