Sara Murray
November 4, 2019
UCSF is full of passionate people who care about our patients and community. I recently got to sit down with one of those people, Sara Murray, MD, who is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and Medical Director of Informatics for UCSF Medical Center, to talk about how she’s used data science, technology, and investigative curiosity and skills to make improvements to patient care. We also discussed the importance of mentoring and her new project, an app that could help physicians more efficiently receive patient data while on service. Our interview is lightly edited for clarity.
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June 14, 2019

Technology is an all-encompassing word that can mean many different things depending on who you ask. In healthcare, it could mean new radiological imaging machines or robots that deliver food to patients. One omnipresent piece of technology is the electronic health record (EHR). UCSF uses a software system called Epic as it’s EHR, as do many other hospitals. It is a complex application that is the center of many policy discussions. At UCSF we have many researchers who use EHR data but only a handful who study the EHR itself and its impact on health care delivery and outcomes. I was able to sit down with one such researcher, Julia Adler-Milstein, PhD, who is the Director of the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research, to learn more about her role in helping shape the national discussion and her own experience as a researcher who studies how clinicians interact with technology and the related policy issues. The interview is lightly edited for clarity and length.