Staff

Richard V. Riggs, MD

Rick Riggs, MD

Co-Director Email: richard.riggs@cshs.edu

Pamela Roberts, PhD, CPHQ, FNAP

Co-Director Email: pamela.roberts@cshs.org

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Pamela Roberts, PhD, MSHA, OTR/L, SCFES, FAOTA, CPHQ, FNAP, FACRM is the Director of Academic and Physician Informatics and Professor and Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cedars-Sinai Health system. Dr. Roberts has previously served in various roles involving operations, quality, education, and research. In these roles she has utilized data models to systematically impact patient care throughout the continuum. She is the co-director of the Division of Informatics in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. In this endeavor, she seeks to advance the development and use of information technology for discovery, education, decision-making, research, health care delivery and individual academic growth, as well as to catalyze inquiry and discovery across the Cedars-Sinai Health System. She also teaches at the University of Southern California and guest lectures at other local universities. She is involved in the National Quality Forum (NQF) in facilitating development of quality measures and All-Cause Admissions and Readmissions Steering Committee. Other involvement includes: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, American Occupational Therapy Association, past chair of the California Hospital Association Center for Medical Rehabilitation Services, and past member of the California Hospital Association Post-Acute Care board. Dr. Roberts has served as principal and co-investigator on a variety of research projects and has provided a variety of workshops and consultations on rehabilitation, informatics and health services research topics regionally, nationally, and internationally. Further, her published research focuses on utilization of large data to influence treatment models and outcomes. Current grant funding is from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce.

Joshua Pevnick, MD

Joshua Pevnick, MD, MSHS

Associate Director Email: joshua.pevnick@cshs.org

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Dr. Pevnick studies the use of health information technology to improve healthcare quality and efficiency. He has collaborated with researchers at UCLA and the RAND Corporation to investigate electronic prescribing, health information exchange and clinical decision support. His current research focuses on optimizing health information technology to improve medication management, with special attention to older adults at care transitions. He is board certified in medical informatics and played an operational role in the rollout of Cedars-Sinai's inpatient electronic health record.