Jeff Belden MD is a family physician and Professor at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He works on EHR innovation projects at the Tiger Institute, a technology collaborative between the University of Missouri and Cerner Corporation. He is the Founding and Former Chair of the HIMSS EMR Usability Task Force and member of the HIMSS HIT User Experience Community. Dr. Belden was lead author of “Inspired EHRs: Designing for Clinicians”, a Health IT developer’s guide for EHR usability, online at inspiredEHRs.org. That project included creation of an interactive medication timeline prototype by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, human factors experts, designers, and advisors from the electronic health record developer community.
He has a special interest in improving the EHR user experience, and in the visual display of information. He’s inspired working with a small team, a sketchbook, and a whiteboard. His past experiences in photography, filmmaking, layout and design, typography, and consulting in healthcare software design inform his approach to user-centered design thinking.