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Campus Address THT 135 Zip 5299
Phone  (205) 996-0735
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Undergraduate  University São Judas Tadeu    2005  B.S. (Information Systems) 
Graduate  University of São Paulo    2009  M.B.A. (Information Technology Management) 
Graduate  Grenoble Alpes University    2011  M.S. (Information Systems Management) 
Graduate  University of Utah    2018  Ph.D. (Biomedical Informatics) 

Project Management Professional (PMP)  2012 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - General Internal Medicine Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Assistant Professor
Center  Informatics Institute  Informatics Institute Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Tiago Colicchio earned his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah. He earned his MBA at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and his MS in Information Systems at Grenoble Alpes University, France. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UAB Department of Medicine. Dr. Colicchio is a project management professional (PMP) certified by the project management institute (PMI) with extensive experience in health information technology (health IT) adoption. Prior to joining UAB, he held leadership positions at a large health care delivery system in Brazil, where he led a team of software engineers and clinical informaticians responsible for the design, test, and implementation of a homegrown electronic health record (EHR) system, and for the implementation of a commercial EHR system in multiple inpatient and outpatient settings. He has served as project manager for large EHR implementations leading clinical and non-clinical teams in both U.S. and non-U.S. organizations. While studying full-time at the University of Utah, he was admitted to the research internship program at the Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research at Intermountain Healthcare, where he conducted his PhD research project. His expertise in the design and adoption of EHR systems contributed to his interest in developing a scientific methodology for detecting longitudinal change patterns on clinical and non-clinical outcomes introduced by EHR implementations, in order to increase the understanding of the impact of health IT on health care outcomes. Such a method is presented in his dissertation “Toward a Better Understanding of the Impact of Information Technology Interventions in Health Care."

Research/Clinical Interest
Health IT Adoption, Clinical Documentation Systems, EHR Design
Dr. Colicchio's research interests involve the design of electronic clinical documentation systems that can increase clinicians’ situational awareness, improve the medical-decision making process, and reduce the EHR-associated documentation burden.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Colicchio TK, Cimino JJ, Del Fiol G. Unintended Consequences of Nationwide Electronic Health Record Adoption: Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Meaningful Use Era. J Med Internet Res. 2019 Jun 3;21(6):e13313.  31162125 
Colicchio TK, Borbolla D, Colicchio VD, Scammon DL, Del Fiol G, Facelli JC, Bowes WA 3rd, Narus SP. Looking Behind the Curtain: Identifying Factors Contributing to Changes on Care Outcomes During a Large Commercial EHR Implementation. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2019 May 6;7(1):21.  31119184  
Colicchio TK, Cimino JJ. Clinicians' reasoning as reflected in electronic clinical note-entry and reading/retrieval: a systematic review and qualitative synthesis. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Feb 1;26(2):172-184.  30576561 
Colicchio TK, Del Fiol G, Scammon DL, Facelli JC, Bowes WA, Narus SP. Comprehensive methodology to monitor longitudinal change patterns during EHR implementations: a case study at a large health care delivery network. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2018 Jul 1;83:40–53.  29857137 
Colicchio TK, Fiol GD, Stoddard GJ, Narus SP. Evaluation of a systematic methodology to detect in near real-time performance changes during electronic health record system implementations: a longitudinal study. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2018 Apr 16;2017:595–604.  29854124 
Colicchio TK, Fiol GD, Scammon DL, Bowes III WA, Facelli JC, Narus SP. Development and classification of a robust inventory of near real-time outcome measurements for assessing information technology interventions in health care. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2017 Sep;73:62-75.  28754523 
Colicchio TK, Facelli JC, Del Fiol G, Scammon DL, Bowes III WA, Narus SP. Health information technology adoption: Understanding research protocols and outcome measurements for IT interventions in health care. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2016 Oct;63:33–44.  27450990