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Jos Aarts

Adjunct Assistant Professor

BSc (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen), PhD (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam)

Jos Aarts is a senior research scientist at the Institute of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Medical Informatics of Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He is a visiting research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Victoria in Canada. His research interests are electronic prescribing and decision support systems and impact of health IT on clinical work practices and workflow. His Ph.D. thesis was on the sociotechnicalanalysis of the implementation of computerized physician order entry systems in Dutch and American hospitals. His research papers on CPOE have appeared in Health Affairs, the Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, the International Journal of Medical Informatics, Methods of Information in Medicine and BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Dr. Aarts has been avisiting scientist at Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Ore, and the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney in Australia. In addition, he has published a number of papers on health informatics education and curriculum development reflecting his experience of over thirty years inteaching. He is chair of Working Group Human and Organizational Factors of Medical Informatics of the European Federation for Medical Informatics. He is elected chair of AMIA's People and Organizational Issues Working Group. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Medical Informatics, and Health Technology and Policy. Dr. Aarts was chair of the Scientific Program Committee of Medical Informatics Europe 2011, which was held in Oslo, Norway, from August 28 to 31, 2011.

Research interests

  • Sociotechnical understandingof health information technology design and implementation
  • Impact of HIT on clinical work practices and workflow
  • Electronic health records
  • Electronic prescribing
  • Decision support systems
  • Medical decision making and cognition
  • HIT safety
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