Richard P. Medlin, Jr., MD, MSIS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer
Clinical Assistant Professor, Learning Health Sciences

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
1500 E Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5303


Administrative Contact

Anna LaMont
[email protected]


Dr. Richard Medlin is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer with a dual appointment in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Learning Health Sciences. He currently chairs the Michigan Medicine Clinical Decision Support committee where he has worked on a number of opioid related projects, including integration of the electronic health record with the Michigan prescription drug monitoring program. He has previous experience in using Emergency Department electronic health records to perform syndromic surveillance as part of the CDC Biosense project and the North Carolina DETECT network and is using that experience to develop computable phenotypes related to substance abuse.

Dr. Medlin's primary expertise is in data retrieval and electronic health records. He is particularly interested in using health information exchange to limit repeated opiate prescribing and use it to provide feedback to providers when a patient is prescribed opiates repeatedly. He is also working on implementing clinical decision support tools for MiChart that improve patient safety when they are prescribed controlled substances.


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