Anobel Odisho, MD, MPH, urologic oncologist in the Department of Urology at the University of California, San Francisco, is joining the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI) as the Clinical Informatics Lead. His efforts will focus on providing subject matter expertise and leadership to the Digital Patient Experience initiative (DPE). The Digital Patient Experience initiative seeks to create a unified digital patient experience across UCSF Health to improve access to care, deliver virtual and remote care, and provide personalized, modern, and empathetic digital health care.
In addition to caring for patients with prostate, kidney, and bladder cancer, Dr. Odisho leads multiple informatics efforts for the Department of Urology. He has overseen the development and maintenance of the Urologic Outcomes Data Warehouse, which integrates data from the electronic health record, patient reported outcomes, and various other real-time information streams to provide an up to date picture of patient outcomes and power the research at UCSF Urology. He has also implemented a text-message based peri-procedural patient engagement tool, developed a robust clinical trials screening and enrollment using Salesforce, and has collaborated with colleagues UC Berkeley to develop machine-learning based natural language processing tools to extract data from unstructured clinical documentation. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters on these topics and has contributed to multiple open-source software projects.
“Mobile and digital tools have revolutionized how people interact,” explains Odisho. “We now have an opportunity to use cutting edge digital health technology to increase patient engagement, improve the patient experience, and build on the high-quality care we provide at UCSF Health.” Says CDHI’s Director of Clinical Informatics, Arron Neinstein, MD, “With his multi-faceted research, technical background and clinical career in urologic cancer, CDHI and the DPE initiative are fortunate to have Dr. Odisho joining the team.”