Robert Murphy, MD
Robert Murphy, MD, joined the full-time faculty of the School of Biomedical Informatics in 2015 after serving as adjunct faculty since 2005 when he was named Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston.
At Memorial Hermann, Dr. Murphy provided system-wide leadership on clinical information system projects, including computerized physician order entry, clinical decision support, and quality informatics. He has published and lectured widely on physician adoption and change management, development of evidence-based content for electronic health records and using information technology to improve patient safety and quality. Dr. Murphy was named by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012 as one of the nation’s Top 25 Clinical Informaticists.
In his role as Associated Dean for Applied Informatics in the School of Biomedical Informatics, he works with physicians in the UTHealth McGovern Medical School in developing clinical decision support applications that run in cloud-based environments for the interoperable sharing of healthcare data between physician offices and hospitals.
Dr. Murphy was board certified in Emergency Medicine through 2013, and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine after finishing his undergraduate work with a B.A. in History at Rice University in Houston.