James Killeen, MD is a UCSD Clinical Professor for both the Emergency Department and Hyperbaric Medicine Department. He is the lead informaticist for the UCSD Emergency Department and the Fellowship Director for Clinical Informatics at UCSD and Chief Medical Officer for San Diego Health Connect.
He completed his medical school education at the University of Southern California and training in Louisiana at Charity Hospital in 1999. Dr. Killeen’s experience as the lead design architect with health informatics includes a comprehensive electronic health record for the emergency department, multiple health information exchanges with non-native EMRs at community clinics that include an electronic referral layer for patients with no medical home, the San Diego EMS Hub that links EMS patient records & EKGs to hospitals and the technical lead for the ONC funded San Diego Beacon Project which has stood up the first San Diego Regional Health Information Exchange known as the independent non-for profit San Diego Health Connect. He has lead the Epic implementation of the ASAP module and linked the community HIE into Care Everywhere.
Dr. Killeen is an editor for several Emergency Medicine Journals with multiple peer reviewed publications. His prior lectures include: the use of an EHR in the emergency department, data driven emergency departments, guiding technology for the emergency department, high-tech disaster medicine, and Integration of Health Information Exchanges into the Community.