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Finnell_JT_Thumb.jpgJohn T. Finnell, MD, MSc
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director, Medical Informatics
Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Office Location & Contact
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
1001 W. 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 880-3900

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National Library School of Medicine
Fellowship, Informatics, 2005

University of California at San Francisco, Fresno
Residency, Emergency Medicine, 1995

University of Vermont College of Medicine
MD, Class of 1991

About me

JT Finnell, a native from Connecticut, obtained his BS and MD at the University of Vermont. He completed a transitional internship and then EM residency at UCSF Fresno. He was the chief resident in the class of 1995. Dr. Finnell is a diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and an examiner for the ABEM Oral Boards.

Following his residency training, JT joined the faculty at Regions Hospital, St. Paul, Minnesota. There he was an Assistant then Associate Residency Director. Dr. Finnell has completed the EMF/ACEP Teaching Fellowship and the McMasters course "How to Teach Evidence Based Medicine."

JT first joined the Regenstrief Institute in 2002 as an NLM-funded medical informatics fellow. During his fellowship, he earned a master’s degree from the Indiana University Clinical Investigator Training Enhancement (CITE) Program. JT's research activities have focused on building the infrastructure necessary to capture emergency department visit data and his first publication, entitled "Community Clinical Data Exchange for Emergency Medicine Patients," explored the pattern of emergency healthcare delivery across Indianapolis over a one year period.

JT is P.I. for the BioMedical Informatics training grant and had served as Co-P.I. with Dr. Stephen Downs since 2007.  He is also the P.I. for the $1.4 million dollar Indiana Health Information Technology Training Collaborative (I-HITTC) contract which builds upon the collaborations between Indiana University School of Informatics, School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and the Regenstrief Institute.  The primary goal of this funding from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is to address the workforce needs of qualified health IT workers over the next several years. Dr. Finnell possesses strong experience in informatics training programs.

His wife, Maria, has completed a master's degree in the Children's Health Services Research Fellowship, and is an assistant professor within the department of  pediatric infectious diseases.

Bridget (Bree - age 4y) is currently working on her listening skills.  Her new sister Katarina (Kate - 2y) is quickly learning how to get out of Bree's path.

Recent Publications

Emergency department physician internet use during clinical encounters.
Chisholm R, Finnell JT.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc
. 2012;2012:1176-83. Epub 2012 Nov 3.

In support of emergency department health information technology.
Finnell JT
, Overhage JM, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc
. 2005:246-50.

Community clinical data exchange for emergency medicine patients.
Finnell JT
, Overhage JM, Dexter PR, Perkins SM, Lane KA, McDonald CJ.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc
. 2003:235-8.

Changes in patient mortality based on increased patient load in the emergency department.
Noormohammad SF, Grannis SJ, Finnell JT.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc
. 2008 Nov 6:1059.

All health care is not local: an evaluation of the distribution of Emergency Department care delivered in Indiana.
Finnell JT
, Overhage JM, Grannis S.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc
. 2011;2011:409-16. Epub 2011 Oct 22.

The use of a computer reminder system in an emergency department universal HIV screening program.
Wilbur L, Huffman G, Lofton S, Finnell JT.
Ann Emerg Med
. 2011 Jul;58(1 Suppl 1):S71-3.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.03.028.

Indianapolis emergency medical service and the Indiana Network for Patient Care: evaluating the patient match algorithm.
Park SC, Finnell JT.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc
. 2012;2012:1221-8. Epub 2012 Nov 3.

Emergency medical services: the frontier in health information exchange.
Finnell JT
, Overhage JM.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc
. 2010 Nov 13;2010:222-6.

Delphi consensus on the feasibility of translating the ACEP clinical policies into computerized clinical decision support.
Melnick ER, Nielson JA, Finnell JT, Bullard MJ, Cantrill SV, Cochrane DG, Halamka JD, Handler JA, Holroyd BR, Kamens D, Kho A, McClay J, Shapiro JS, Teich J, Wears RL, Patel SJ, Ward MF, Richardson LD.
Ann Emerg Med
. 2010 Oct;56(4):317-20. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.03.006. Epub 2010 Apr 3.

Variability in drug formularies and implications in decision support.
Stephens MJ, Finnell JT, Simonaitis L, Overhage JM.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc
. 2011;2011:1327-36. Epub 2011 Oct 22.

An evaluation of the rates of repeat notifiable disease reporting and patient crossover using a health information exchange-based automated electronic laboratory reporting system.
Gichoya J, Gamache RE, Vreeman DJ, Dixon BE, Finnell JT, Grannis S.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2012;2012:1229-36. Epub 2012 Nov 3.

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