Dr. Christian Wernz

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Dr. Christian Wernz

(September 2, 2016)  Assistant Professor Dr. Christian Wernz has been awarded a two-year R21 grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ) for "Evidence-based Contingency Planning for Electronic Health Record Downtime."  As the PI, he will work together with co-investigators Dr. Raj Ratwani and Dr. Terry Fairbanks of MedStar Health's National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare. The research team will assess the clinical and organizational implications of computer downtime and will develop a simulation model to identify effective countermeasures.