Enhancing Decision-making for Diagnosis and Management of Respiratory Infection

Barbara Jones, MD, and Matthew Samore, MD, used national data from the Department of Veterans Affairs to examine decision-making and practice patterns among providers prescribing antibiotics for patients diagnosed with acute respiratory infection. Continue reading → Enhancing Decision-making for Diagnosis and Management of Respiratory Infection

Research Statement

Dr. Jones is a pulmonary and critical care physician with a research focus on understanding and improving decision-making in pneumonia. Her work combines three informatics methods – population analytics, qualitative inquiry of cognitive behavior, and clinical decision support – to examine mechanisms of variation in diagnosis and treatment and develop paths to improvement across the VA and University of Utah health systems. As a clinician, she has sought to practice in diverse settings to experience the challenges of adapting our understanding of disease and evidence-based practice to different environments and patients. As a researcher, the inclusion of diverse settings and patients is central to her work. In developing approaches that allow us to learn from clinical experience, Dr. Jones aims to contribute evidence and solutions that can best support excellent patient care in all settings.