Joseph Sanford, MD
Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, Co-Director Healthcare Analytics, IDHI
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Joseph Sanford, MD, is the Chief Clinical Informatics Officer for UAMS and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, and the Department of Biomedical informatics. He serves as the Interim Service Line Director for Digital Health, Interim Associate Director of the Institute for Digital Health and Innovation and co-directs its Division of Healthcare Analytics. His clinical focus is in general anesthesiology with fellowship training in Management of Perioperative Services from Stanford University. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas. His other academic interests include behavioral economics, ethical design, complex adaptive systems, and fat-tail risk.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Rapid Implementation of an Interprofessional 1-800-COVID-19 Hotline Call Center to Support a Public Health Crisis
In response to the first positive case of COVID-19 in the state, an academic health center, instituted a 1-800 COVID-19 Hotline. The hotline provided rapid access to a health screening algorithm via a telehealth platform to assist the statewide community in understanding when they should access the health care system to seek testing or care for COVID-19 symptoms and where they could access these resources. Faculty and staff from the Office of Clinical Informatics and Internal Medicine (Division of Infectious Disease), Institute for Digital Health and Innovation, Information Technology, and…