Blaine Y. Takesue, MD

Blaine Y. Takesue, MD

  • Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Blaine Takesue is an internist and clinical informatician. His areas of interest include health information technology training for health professionals, using electronic health record data to describe a provider’s scope of practice, and using EHR data to track changing providers’ order patterns.

Dr. Takesue is the technology lead for the Regenstrief Institute/Indiana University School of Medicine partnership with the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative, for which he leads development of the Regenstrief EHR Clinical Learning Platform (RECLP). RECLP is a modified version of the Regenstrief Gopher, a CPOE system used clinically for more than 40 years. RECLP is designed to support curriculum requirements of health profession schools by delivering educational, in addition to clinical, content and to assess learner’s critical decision skills. RECLP is used in medical, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, health informatics and health administration schools both within IU and across the nation.

Dr. Takesue received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and went on to become an internal medicine resident and chief resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he
also completed a health services research fellowship.

“Electronic medical record systems are complicated and students need to learn how to use them before they begin to practice medicine. These are the tools of their trade.”