Top 25 Innovators
Safety & quality
Dr. Kensaku Kawamoto
Associate chief medical information officer,
University of Utah Health
Kawamoto has been a leader in interoperability, having served on national task forces and advisory committees. At the University of Utah he launched the Reimagine EHR initiative. He’s worked with such companies as Google and Apple to help develop an app-based system that allows data to move freely and boosts the power of the electronic health record. The initiatives have earned $25 million in grant funding. Apps have been launched to improve care for breast cancer, for predictive analytics, and for newborns at risk of brain damage.