Dr. Kawamoto is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Informatics in
the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
Following undergraduate training in the biochemical sciences at Harvard University,
Dr. Kawamoto completed a doctoral training program in medical informatics at Duke
University. He will also earn an M.D. from Duke University in 2008. Dr. Kawamoto
is an expert on the use of information systems to support clinical decision making.
He has designed and/or implemented several operational clinical decison support
systems, including a system used to provide point-of-care disease management advice
within the Duke University Health System and a population health management system
used to manage the health of Medicaid beneficiaries residing in a five-county region
in North Carolina. Dr. Kawamoto is also an expert on healthcare information technology
standards. He is an active member of the Clinical Decision Support and Services
Oriented Architecture committees of the Health Level 7 (HL7) standards development
organization, and he is the project lead and editor of the HL7 Decision Support
Service project. The HL7 Decision Support Service specification was formally adopted
as a draft international standard in September 2006.