About Me

Brian Douthit, PhD, RN-BC

Hey there! Thank you so much for visiting my site!

Having been a registered nurse for over 10 years, I have seen a lot of changes in healthcare over a relatively short period of time. It is my personal belief that at the forefront of this change is informatics, which is why I transitioned from being a clinical nurse to a nurse informatician. My first experience in informatics was as a “super-user” when my hospital was transitioning to an electronic health record. When I saw the power and change that the electronic health record could bring, I was hooked.

As I have transitioned to a researcher role, I have been focusing on the development and evaluation of clinical decision support systems and critically evaluating the utility of nursing documentation (with the goal to prevent nurse burnout by eliminating documentation requirements that don’t bring value). The goal of my career is to develop, implement, and promote the use of clinician and patient-centered evaluations of informatics tools. Promoting such evaluations help to assure that the tools we deploy through the electronic health record are functioning as intended and that they address the core issues they were built to solve.

In addition to my research, I have a passion for mentorship and hope to help a new generation of informaticians achieve their goals and help the world. Please always feel free to reach out, and thank you again for checking out my work!