Abel Kho

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Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Director, Center for Health Information Partnerships
Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Northwestern University

Dr. Kho is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, and Co-Associate Director of the Biomedical Informatics Center.  He completed his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a residency and Chief Residency in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Kho completed a National Library of Medicine Biomedical Informatics Fellowship at the Regenstrief Institute.  He developed an electronic network to enable infection control providers to share infection data across the major healthcare providers within Indianapolis. The system currently tracks thousands of patients with drug-resistant infections in the region and provides secure real-time admission alerts to infection control providers. He continues this AHRQ funded research as a Regenstrief Affiliated Scientist.

He is the principle investigator and Co-Executive Director of the Chicago Health IT Regional Extension Center (www.chitrec.org) which assists over 1500 doctors in Chicago to achieve Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records.  He serves as informatics and dissemination lead for the CommunityRx project, a CMS Innovation Award, which delivers a customized prescription of local community resources through the electronic health record.   He leads Northwestern’s informatics efforts within the eMERGE consortium developing EHR-derived phenotypes linked to genetic data.   His research interests are in the development of novel informatics tools and methods to enable translational research.