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William Galanter, M.D., Ph.D.

William Galanter, M.D., Ph.D.

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Chair, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Medical Director, Clinical Information Systems
Medical Director of Managed Care

Education and Training:
University of Illinois at Chicago (MD '93)
University of Illinois at Chicago (PhD '93)
University of Illinois at Chicago (Residency)

Areas of Interest:
Medical Education
Medication Safety
Prescribing Quality
Computerized Physician Order Entry
Medical Informatics

Current Academic and/or Research Activities:
Dr. Galanter's work is related to  improving appropriate prescribing and decreasing medication errors. This work involves curricular development, clinical decision support and medical informatics.

Recent Publications:

Schiff GD, Galanter WL. Promoting more conservative prescribing. JAMA. 2009 Feb 25;301(8):865-7.

Galanter WL
, Hier DB, Jao C, Sarne D. Computerized physician order entry of medications and clinical decision support can improve problem list documentation compliance. Int J Med Inform. 2009. [Epub ahead of print]

Jao CS, Hier DB, Galanter WL, Valenta A. Assessing Physician Comprehension of and Attitudes toward Problem List Documentation. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:990.

Jao CS, Hier DB, Galanter WL. Automating the maintenance of problem list documentation using a clinical decision support system. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 6:989.

Bauman, J.L., Didomenico, R. and Galanter, W.L. Mechanisms, manifestations, and management of digoxin toxicity in the modern era. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2006;6(2):77-86.

Galanter, W.L., Didomenico, R and Polikaitis, A. Automated decision support alerts for contraindicated medications using computerized physician order entry. Journal of AMIA, Vol 12/3 p 269-274, 2005.

Galanter, W.L., Didomenico, R and Polikaitis, A. Effectiveness of automated clinical decision support alerts for inpatient digoxin use with computerized physician order entry. Journal of AMIA, Vol 11/4 pp 270-277, 2004


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