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Yaa Kumah-Crystal, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pediatric Endocrinology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal, M.D., M.P.H. , is a 2014 graduate of the Vanderbilt MPH Program’s Epidemiology track. Dr. Kumah-Crystal’s research focuses on studying communication and documentation in healthcare and developing strategies to improve workflow and patient care delivery. Dr. Kumah-Crystal works in the Innovations Portfolio at Vanderbilt HealthIT on the development of Voice Assistant Technologies to improve the usability of the EHR through natural language communication. She is the project lead for the Vanderbilt EHR Voice Assistant (V-EVA) initiative to incorporate voice user interfaces into the EHR provider workflow. She works across clinical systems, to perform internal reviews on and provide advice about EHR change and integration projects– with the goals of optimizing products and processes.

Natural language commands vital to making EHRs seamless, ‘delightful’

Surprising Ways Computers Can Rehumanize Healthcare, TEDxNashville 2019