Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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Dr. Jeffrey J. Guterman is the Medical Director for Clinical Resource Management (CRM) in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Professor of Medicine and Emergency Medicine in the UCLA School of Medicine. In addition, he serves as co-chair for Information Technology for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. Dr. Guterman's former role as Chief of Ambulatory and Community Medicine at Olive View - UCLA Medical Center ensures that his research focus on the application of information technology to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of medical care results in practical and implementable solutions. As Chief of Ambulatory Care, he had responsibility for developing and operating the Los Angeles County primary and managed care delivery systems for the San Fernando Valley. He pioneered the development of the first nationally distributed program for the computerized collection of patient information for Poison Control Centers. His current research is on the integration of computer technology into the management of the continuum of care for patients who present to the Emergency Department. Through cooperative efforts with pharmaceutical industry leaders and health care providers, Dr. Guterman has developed medical decision support products encompassing comprehensive preventive health care, Disease Management Programs and integrated, Internet-based referral systems. The goals of these efforts are to provide better health care at lower cost with improved patient satisfaction. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1981 with a Master of Science degree. His dissertation topic was the enhancement of medical and management decisions utilizing information technology. He received his M.D. (1983) and Internal Medicine training at Brown University. Additional post-graduate training in Emergency Medicine and Toxicology was completed at UCLA. His recent works has been published in a broad range of journals including the American Journal of Clinical Pathology and the Proceedings of the Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care.