Lead Technical Informaticist Program Director Fellowship
Mount Sinai Health System

Joseph Kannry, MD has dual appointments in IT and Medicine at Mount Sinai Health
System. He is Lead Technical Informaticist, EMR Clinical Transformation Group, Mount
Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kannry is a Professor of Medicine, and a practicing board
certified Internist at Mount Sinai’s IMA (Internal Medicine Associates). ). Dr. Kannry is
a Board Certified Clinical Informaticist and a graduate of the Yale Center for Medical
Informatics, a National Library of Medicine training program in Informatics. Dr. Kannry
is a frequent contributor to AMIA and HIMSS and was/is a member of the AMIA Task
Force on Guidelines for the Clinical Use of Electronic Mail with Patients, AMIA Task
Force on Applied Informatics, AMIA's Education Committee, AMIA’s Public Policy
Committee, HIMSS’Ambulatory EMR Knowledge Resource Task Force, HL7 EHR
Ambulatory Care Large Minimum Function Set: Ambulatory Care-Large, HISTP,
Greater New York Hospital Association IT Steering Committee Chairman of Clinical
Advisory Group for NYCLIX (New York Clinical Information Exchange), member of
NYCLIX Steering Committee/Board, NYS ACP, Health Information Technology
Committee, and the NYS/NYeC Collaborative Care Workgroup. Dr. Kannry was a
member of the Scientific Program Committee for ITCH (Information Technology and
Communications in Healthcare) 2007, the Fall 2011 AMIA Scientific Program
Committee, and the 2014 iHealth Conference.

Of late he has In 2009 he was elected Chair of the AMIA Clinical Information System
Working Group (CIS-WG) with the term beginning in 2011 and subsequently re-elected
chair with term ending in 2015. Dr. Kannry was asked to join in 2010 the NYS ACP
Health Information Technology Committee (NYS-ACP HIT) and has subsequently been
asked back to continue his work on NYS ACP HIT. In 2012 he was appointed a
Contributor to the AMIA Usability Task Force which established a set of guiding
principles and recommended policy actions related to electronic health record usability
practice – design, evaluation, and testing. Dr. Kannry was elected to serve as a member
of the Davies Award (Enterprise) Committee for HIMSS in 2012-15 but since Mount
Sinai was involved in submitting a Davies Award application at the time, Dr. Kannry was
recused till 2013. As Chair of the AMIA CIS-WG, he has launched an annual debate on
Informatics issues involving multiple workgroups at Fall AMIA. In 2012 and 2013, under
his leadership the CIS-WG lead a presympoisum spanning multiple workgroups on
learning from HIT Success and Failure.

One focus of Dr. Kannry’s career has been how best to integrate Informatics into
operational settings. For the Fall 2011 AMIA CMIO Workshop, he worked as a member
of the workshop curriculum committee at which he was a presenter at as well. In 2013 the
AMIA Board of Directors appointed him Chair of a Task Force on CCIO (Chief Clinical
Informatics Officers) Education and Skillsets. The work of the task force resulted in the
AMIA board-approved white paper “The Chief Clinical Informatics Officer (CCIO):
AMIA Task Force Report on CCIO Knowledge, Education, and Skillset Requirements”
published in ACI and the accompanying JAMIA editorial “The Chief Clinical
Informatics Officer (CCIO).”

Dr. Kannry has presented at several conferences, lectured at Columbia University’s
Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Vancouver (remote seminar), provided education on Meaningful Use to the NY Chapter of the American College of Physicians and has been cited by the Journal of the American Medical Association, MIT Technology Review, Medinfo, HIMSS’ Digital Office, PC Week, Washington Post, the
New York Daily News, and Crain’s Health Pulse. He is also the creative force behind, the
content director of and monthly moderator of an AMIA podcast Talking Informatics
which addressed issues in Clinical Informatics by bringing the science to the issues of the
day. His lab’s paper “The Relationship of Usability to Medical Error: An Evaluation of
Errors Associated with Usability Problems in the Use of a Handheld Application for
Prescribing Medications” won the silver medal at the 11th World Congress of
Informatics, Medinfo 2004. He is also author of multiple book chapters: “CPOE and
Patient Safety: Panacea or Pandora’s Box” in the 2007 book Medical Informatics: An
Executive Primer, “Operationalizing the Science: Integrating Clinical Informatics into the
Daily Operations of the Medical Center” in 2008 book The Human and Social Side of
Health Information Systems and “Meaningful Usability: Health Care Information
Technology for the Rest of Us"in the 2011 book Medical Informatics: An Executive
Primer Second Edition, “ Integrating Genomic Test Results and Decision Support at the
Point of Care: Genomics and the EHR ,User-centered Design and Evaluation of Clinical
Information Systems: A Usability Engineering Perspective” in Cognitive Informatics for
Biomedicine in 2015 and “Health Care Standards” in Clinical Informatics Study Guide,
in 2016. His research which has been internationally published has focused on Clinical
Decision Support (CDS), Usability, integration of Genomic CDS into the EHR, and
operationalizing Informatics. Dr. Kannry was Co-PI for a 1.5 million grant award by
AHRQ to study the integration of Clinical Prediction Rules into a Commercial EHR and
an investigator on numerous other grants an investigator. He was Epic Lead on the
eMerge2 grant which sought to integrate genomic information at the point of care. In his
capacity as Epic Lead he was a member of the eMERGE EHR Integration Workgroup.
He also was co-editor of a Special Issue of Genetics In Medicine entitled: Genomics and
the Electronic Health Record Guidance from the eMERGE Network Electronic Health
Record Integration Working Group.

In 2004, Dr. Kannry successfully led the Ambulatory EMR Selection process for Mount
Sinai Medical Center and since 2005 he has been the Lead Technical Informaticist for the
EMR Clinical Transformation Group. In his latest work as Lead Technical Informaticist
Mount Sinai Health System, he has overseen Leveraging the HER for Clinical Research,
the Personal Health Record implementation, Enterprise Clinical Decision Support, the
OpenNote Project, EHR enabled Clinical Research Informatics, and supports Mount
Sinai's oversees optimization of the Ambulatory EHR and population health initiatives. In
2013 Mount Sinai was recipient of the prestigious 2012 Davies Award for Enterprise
EHR. The Davies award recognizes “outstanding achievement in the implementation and
value” from EHRs.