Saif Khairat, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar
With over a decade of experience, Dr. Khairat has led national and international projects to enhance healthcare services and research, specifically within the informatics world. His research agenda comprises two main areas: (1) telemedicine / telehealth in health services research, (2) health IT usability and visualization. He is the site PI of the NIH funded project titled “Overcoming the Barriers to Clinical Trial Recruitment through Teleconsent”. Dr. Khairat was Co-Principal Investigator of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center, which was funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a three-year federally funded center that is responsible for increasing Telehealth awareness and providing consultation to healthcare providers and vendors in six states.
As an informatics expert, Dr. Khairat focuses on using novel mixed-methods data collection approach coupled with complex data analysis for big datasets. He has authored more than 50 scientific articles in 20 different, peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and has served as an investigator for more than $2.5 million in research grants over the past 5 years. His research investigates the development, implementation, and evaluation of Health IT solutions in particular, EHRs and Telehealth systems. He also serves as the associate editor of the Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) journal, and serves as scientific reviewer to various national and international journals and conferences.
Dr. Khairat is a leader within the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He was recently inducted among the inaugural class of Fellows of AMIA. Among his roles, he serves as a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the annual symposium; he is a member of the Working Group Steering Committee, and past-Chair of the Education Working Group at AMIA. Dr. Khairat earned his PhD in Health Informatics and Masters in Computer Science from the University of Missouri, and MPH in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
|2019||Third Place, Best Paper Award Competition Knowledge and Data Mining Working Group, AMIA. Washington, DC|
|2019||Nominated for Best Student Paper Award 17th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics, Lyon, France|
|2019||Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA). Atlanta, GA|
|2017||Six Sigma & LEAN Certification, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|2016||Junior Faculty Development Award, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill|
|2012||Best of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2012 The Paths Toward Informatics Careers in the Post-HITECH Era|
|2011||Informatics Institue (MUII) Research Fellowship, For Recognized ICU Clinical Communication Research|
|2010||Curator’s Grant-In-Aid (GIA) Scholarship, For continued success in educational endeavors|
|2008 – 2010||Graduate Assistantship, University of Missouri|
|2006 – 2008||Teaching Assistantship, University of Missouri, For outstanding teaching evaluations|
|2005||General Honors Certificate, MU, For completing Honors courses with excellent GPA|
|2004 – 2005||Computer Science Dean’s List, University of Missouri|
|2004||National Scholars Honor Society|
|2004||National Society of Collegiate Scholars, For outstanding academic achievement|
|2003||Kappa Mu Epsilon, For attained academic distinction|
Khairat S. Clinical Content Tracking System. VDM-Verlag. Saarbrücken, Germany, 2009. Pages 99.
Khairat, S., & Rudrapatna, V. (2014). Building a Telemedicine Framework to Improve the Interactions between Cancer Patients and Oncology Triage Nurses. In Duffy V, editor. Digital Human Modeling Applications in Health, Safety, Ergonomics and Risk Management: Springer International Publishing, 377-84.
Khairat, S., & Gong, Y. (2011). Clinical Communication: Human-Computer and Human-Human Interactions Human-Computer Interaction. Users and Applications. In Jacko J, editor Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 182-91.
Hamad J, Fox A, Kammire MS, Hollis AN, Khairat S. Evaluating the Experiences of New and Existing Teledermatology Patients post-Covid-19 Implementation: A Cross-SectionalSurvey-Based Study. JMIR Dermatol 4 2021;0(0):e0URL: http://derma.jmir.org/2021/0/e0/
Khairat, S., Coleman, C., Teal, R., Rezk, S., Rand, V., Bice, T., & Carson, S. S. (2021). Physician experiences of screen-level features in a prominent electronic health record: Design recommendations from a qualitative study. Health informatics
journal, 27(1), 1460458221997914. https://doi.org/10.1177/1460458221997914
Griffin, A. C., Xing, Z., Mikles, S. P., Bailey, S., Khairat, S., Arguello, J., Wang, Y., & Chung, A. E. (2021). Information needs and perceptions of chatbots for hypertension medication self-management: a mixed methods study. JAMIA Open,
Kistler, C. E., Zimmerman, S., & Khairat, S. (2021). Health Information Technology Challenges and Innovations in Long-Term Care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2021.03.017
Khairat, S., Metwally, E., Coleman, C., James, E., Eaker, S., & Bice, T. (2021). Association between ICU interruptions and physicians trainees’ electronic health records efficiency. Informatics for health & social care, 1–10. Advance online
Khairat, S., Lin, X., Liu, S., Man, Z., Zaman, T., Edson, B., & Gianforcaro, R. (2021). Evaluation of patient experience during virtual and in-person urgent care visits: time and cost analysis. Journal of Patient Experience. https://doi.org/10.1177/2374373520981487
Sheets, L. R., Wallach, E., Khairat, S., Mutrux, R., Edison, K., & Becevic, M. (2020). Similarities and Differences Between Rural and Urban Telemedicine Utilization. Perspectives in health information management, 18(Winter), 1e
Khairat, S., Pillai, M., Edson, B., & Gianforcaro, R. (2020). Evaluating the telehealth experience of patients with covid-19 symptoms: recommendations on best practices. Journal of Patient Experience, 7(5), 665–672. https://doi.org/10.1177/2374373520952975.
Enyioha, C., Khairat, S., & Kistler, C. E. (2020). Adoption of electronic health records by practices of nursing home providers and wi-fi availability in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, S1525-8610(20)30828-8. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2020.09.028.
McNeil H, & Khairat S. (2020). Impact of intensive care unit readmissions on patient outcomes and the evaluation of the national early warning score to prevent readmissions: literature review. JMIR Perioperative Medicine, 3(1), e13782. https://doi.org/10.2196/13782.
Khairat S., Coleman C, Ottmar P, Jayachander DI, Bice T, Carson SS. (2020). Association of Electronic Health Record Use With Physician Fatigue and Efficiency. JAMA Netw Open;3(6):e207385. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.7385.
Khairat S., Xi L, Liu S, Shrestha S, Austin C. (2020). Understanding the Association Between Electronic Health Record Satisfaction and the Well-Being of Nurses: Survey Study. JMIR Nursing;3(1):e13996. URL: https://nursing.jmir.org/2020/1/e13996. DOI: 10.2196/13996.
Coleman C, Gotz D, Eaker S, James E, Bice T, Carson C, Khairat S. (2020). Analysing EHR navigation patterns and digital workflows among physicians during ICU pre-rounds. Health Inf Manag. 2020;1833358320920589. doi:10.1177/1833358320920589.
McNeil H, Khairat S. (2020). “The Effects of ICU Readmissions on Patient Outcomes and the Evaluation of a Risk Stratification Tool to Prevent Readmissions: A Literature Review”. JMIR Perioperative Medicine. In Print.
Khairat, S., Meng, C., Xu, Y., Edson, B., & Gianforcaro, R. (2020). Interpreting COVID-19 and Virtual Care Trends: Cohort Study. JMIR public health and surveillance, 6(2), e18811. https://doi.org/10.2196/18811.
Long, S., Monsen, A. K., Pieczkiewicz, D., Wolfson, J., & Khairat, S. (2017). Predicting Consumer Effort in Finding and Paying for Health Care: Expert Interviews and Claims Data Analysis. JMIR Med Inform, 5(4), e39. doi:10.2196/medinform.7892.
Long, J. E., Khairat, S., Chmelo, E., & Palmer, M. H. (2017). Mind over bladder: Women, aging, and bladder health. Geriatr Nurs. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.09.003.
Khairat, S., Sandefer, R., Marc, D., Pyles, L. (2016). A review of biomedical and health informatics education: A workforce training framework. Journal of Hospital Administration. Vol. 5, No 5. DOI: 10.5430/jha.v5n5p10.
Hultman, G., Marquard, J., Arsoniadis, E., Mink, P., Rizvi, R., Ramer, T., Khairat, S., Fickau, K., & Melton, G. B. (2016). Usability Testing of Two Ambulatory EHR Navigators. Appl Clin Inform, 7(2), 502-515. doi:10.4338/aci-2015-10-ra-0129.
Rafiei, M., Pieczkiewicz, D., Khairat, S., Westra, B. L., & Adam, T. (2014). Systemized nomenclature of medicine clinical terms for the structured expression of perioperative medication management recommendations. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 71 (23), 2020, 2022, 2024, 2026-2027.
Khairat, S., & Gong, Y. A. (2012). Task Analysis of ICU Attending Physicians During Rounds: Utilizing Clinical Informatics. Journal of Selected Areas in Health Informatics (JSAHI), 2, (10).
Khairat, S., Craven, C. K., & Gong, Y. (2012). Understanding Human-Computer Interactions in Intensive Care Unit Clinical Communication. International Journal of Computational Models and Algorithms in Medicine (IJCMAM), 14-31.
Khairat, S., & Gong, Y. (2011). ICU Communication Representation: Clinician-Clinician and Clinician-Computer Interactions. J Health Med Informat. S1.doi:10.4172/2157-7420.S1-001.
|Role||Title||Total Award Amount (FTE if available)||Percent Effort||Agency||Dates|
|PI (Khairat) (Score: 24/7%)||Improving Providers’ DecisionMaking and Reducing Information Overload Using Information Visualization in Electronic Health Records||1,585,653||35%||NIH National Library of Medicine||04/2021 – 04/2025|
|Site-PI (PI: Ancker, Kaushal)||Evaluating the Comparative Effectiveness of Telemedicine in Primary Care: Learning from the COVID-19 Pandemic||$3 million||15%||Patient Centered Outcomes and Research Institute (PCORI)||9/1/2020 – 8/30/2022|
|Co-I (PI: Ward)||Rural Telehealth Research Center||$950,000||10%||Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)||9/1/2020 – 7/31/2024|
|Co-PI (PI: Seashore)||Promoting Physician Well Being through Improved Epic Experience||$25,000||N/A||School of Medicine, UNC||3/1/2020 – 3/1/2021|
|Consultant (Ratwani, 5R01HS023701- 02)||Developing Evidence-Based User Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability||$1,170,7990||Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)||10/1/2019- 06/01/2020|
|Role||Title||Total Award Amount (FTE if available)||Percent Effort||Agency||Dates|
|Co-I||A Collaboration for the NIH Data Commons||$1,224,574||10%||National Institute for Health (NIH)||9/27/2017- 6/30/2018|
|Investigating teleconsent to improve clinical research access in remote communities||$238,125||15%||National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences||8/01/2017- 7/31/2019|
|PI||Clinical Informatics: Secondary Use of EHR Data to Better Train Future Healthcare Workforce||$6,500||N/A||Data@Carolina
University of North Carolina- chapel Hill
|PI||VICUT: A Clinician-Centered Visualization Dashboard to Improve ICU Patient Information Representation and Delivery||$7,500||N/A||UNC Office of the Provost||1/1/2016-
|Co-PI||Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program||$975,000||20%||Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)||9/01/2013-
|Consultant||University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)||$42,747,794||10%||National Institutes for Health (NIH)||1/03/2014-