May 25, 2021
Russ Waitman, director of medical informatics for NextGen Precision Health, is a data connoisseur. As a national leader in medical informatics, Waitman is known around the country for his work establishing new methods for investigators to access electronic medical records for research purposes.
As a strategic hire for the NextGen initiative, Waitman spends time at Mizzou and at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) as a professor in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and as the director of UMKC’s Center for Health Insights.
Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, associate dean for population health and outcomes research, and Steven Zweig, dean of the MU School of Medicine, share how Waitman’s research will help transform precision health and connect researchers across the UM System through the power of NextGen.
In this video:
- Russ Waitman: Director of medical informatics for NextGen Precision Health; associate dean for informatics, vice chair for informatics and a professor in the MU School of Medicine’s Department of Health Management and Informatics; adjunct professor in the MU Department of Family and Community Medicine; professor in the UMKC Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics; director of the Center for Health Insights at the UMKC School of Medicine
- Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant: Associate dean for population health and outcomes research at the MU School of Medicine; professor of Family and Community Medicine
- Steven Zweig: Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson dean of the MU School of Medicine; professor of Family and Community Medicine