Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, MS
Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, MS, is the chief medical informatics officer (CMIO) for Duke Medicine.
Ferranti is responsible for leading a team charged with the visioning, strategic planning, and effective adoption of integrated technology and information solutions that enable high quality clinical care, research, and education. He also serves as an informatics thought leader, both internal and external to Duke, and, in partnership with our wider medical community, develops an overarching informatics strategy in support of the Duke Medicine mission.
Previously, Ferranti was associate chief information officer for Duke University Health System. In that role, he provided physician leadership to the enterprise data warehouse team and worked to integrate clinical, financial, and operational data across Duke Medicine. He was also the associate director of the Duke Center for Health Informatics (DCHI), a multidisciplinary institute dedicated to training the next generation of health informaticians while simultaneously pursuing cutting edge informatics research.
As an active informatics researcher, Ferranti is the principal investigator (PI) of several federally funded research projects. He recently completed a $1.7M AHRQ funded project to develop a Computerized Adverse Drug Event Surveillance System. He is also the Duke PI on an AHRQ funded research project aimed at developing a model pediatric electronic health record format, and a study investigating the use of health care data standards in neonatal research. In addition, he has an innovations grant exploring the novel use of iPad and tablet technology in the pediatric critical care.
Ferranti is intimately involved in Duke’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) where he developed the Duke Enterprise Data Unified Content Explorer (DEDUCE) and the Duke Integrated Subject Cohort Enrollment Research Network (DISCERN). Both of these projects aim to empower investigators with simple yet secure access to our enterprise data stores. DEDUCE was created as an online portal enabling real time access to enterprise data stores for cohort generation and analysis. DISCERN was later developed as an innovative subject recruitment system that leverages both retrospective warehouse information and real time HL7 messages to augment subject recruitment and facilitate the timely completion of clinical trials.
Ferranti is a faculty neonatologist at Duke University Medical Center, and practices clinically at both Duke University Hospital and Durham Regional Hospital. He holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics from the Duke Pratt School of Engineering. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and is actively involved in numerous patient safety and quality improvement projects across the health system.
Ferranti's informatics interests include: health care business intelligence methodologies, health care data warehousing, health analytics, health care information exchange and interoperability standards, electronic health records, iPad and tablet technologies, computerized patient safety initiatives, Web services and distributed computing in health