Project Title/Research Interests: Non-interruptive Clinical Decision Support decreases ordering of multiplex respiratory viral PCR panels during influenza season

Elijah Bell is the 2016 Clinical Informatics Fellow for UCLA Health. While attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bell led a research study at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital which evaluated the compliance of a custom, home-grown electronic Emergency Department patient discharge instructions module with Outpatient Measure 19, a national quality metric for Emergency Department discharge instructions mandated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Additionally, during his Emergency Medicine Residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bell started developing an open-source, low-cost, highly customizable, and interoperable health information platform which utilizes the ARM CPU architecture in a manner similar to Raspberry Pi. Ultimately, Dr. Bell aspires to become a highly-engaged faculty member and leader in Clinical Informatics at an academic institution committed to advancing the medical field at large through ingenuity and innovation. For this fellowship, Dr. Bell's research focuses on the impact of clinical decision support and mobile triage apps on emergency department length of stay in patients presenting with chest pain.