Adventures in Health Informatics: Real-world Experience in Improving Healthcare Access, Quality, and Value Using Health IT

Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Figure 1: Dr. Daviss shares experiences

Steve Daviss, MD, DFAPA Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 16, 7:10 pm Location: ITE 456, UMBC

Abstract: Guest lecturer Steven Daviss MD, clinical assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, will discuss his experience in using HIT in his practice as the Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland's Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Dr Daviss will share the many hats he wears as he navigates the HIT landscape, and will address practical issues that face HIT workers, including change management, governance, project management, engaging patients and health care professionals, clinical decision support, CPOE, patient safety, and regulatory and policy development and compliance. His bio is at He tweets as @HITshrink.

Short Bio: Steve Daviss is a physician double-boarded in Psychiatry and in Psychosomatic Medicine, which is the intersection of primary care and psychiatry. He is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Baltimore Washington Medical Center since 2004, and is Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he also attended medical school. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. He completed an NIMH-funded clinical research fellowship in schizophrenia at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center.

Dr Daviss is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is Chair of the APA Committee on Electronic Health Records, APA Assembly Representative for Maryland, Past-President of the Maryland Psychiatric Society, and is active in the Legislative Committees for Medchi and for the MPS, where he is often called upon to analyze legislation and testify before the Maryland General Assembly. His experience includes patient-centered health care policy, health informatics, and use of health IT and social media in health care. He has served as past co-chair of the CCHIT Behavioral Health Work Group, where he helped direct the development of certification standards for behavioral health electronic health records with a diverse group of clinical, informatics, and vendor stakeholders. He has served on URAC's Health Standards Committee since 2004, where he helped develop mental health parity (MHPAEA) compliance standards for URAC's Health Plan accreditation in preparation for the Affordable Care Act's Health Benefit Exchange programs. He also serves on the Maryland Health Care Commission's Health Information Exchange Policy Board, on the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Behavioral Health Integration Work Groups, and on the Clinical Committee for the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), Maryland's state-designated HIE. Dr Daviss is the Chief Medical Information Officer for M3 Information, LLC, a DC-based mobile mental health IT company that developed the peer-reviewed, multidimensional, patient-centered mental health screening tool, WhatsMyM3. He recently helped his hospital implement and switch from Cerner to Epic. Enthusiastic about merging his clinical and administrative experience with health care policy, informatics, and health care reform efforts, his goal is to integrate behavioral healthcare with physical healthcare to save costs and improve healthcare quality and outcomes.

Dr Daviss is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Informatics Association, American Association for Technology and Psychiatry, American Medical Association, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine, HL7, HIMSS, Maryland HIMSS, Maryland Psychiatric Society, Medchi, and the Southern Psychiatric Association. He serves on the Boards of the nonprofit organizations, Maryland Foundation for Psychiatry and the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, Inc.

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