Technology and Informatics

The Department of Medicine is working at the cutting edge of technology to develop medical devices and leverage health information technology to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and monitoring of diseases. Our faculty are harnessing technology to improve every patient's health and comfort, and minimize healing time. With national and international collaborators in Ireland, Canada, and Sweden, we are recognized as one of the most innovative research institutes.

Dr. Paul Mayo is leading this charge by making bedside ultrasonography routine for a new generation of critical care physicians.  Dr. Larry Miller has developed a proprietary method to study the anatomy and physiology of gastrointestinal motility by simultaneously using high-resolution endoluminal ultrasound and manometry. By applying these technologies in concert, Dr. Miller has given the world a clearer view of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of a number of diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease, achalasia, Barrett’s esophagus, and fecal incontinence.

Our faculty are innovators in the use of health technologies to improve our patients' quality of care. Their work has resulted in more seamless diagnostic and treatment processes and transitions of care. They have reduced the length of time a patient must stay in the hospital and significantly cut overutilization of resources and healthcare costs.