Blaine Y. Takesue, MD

Blaine Y. Takesue, MD

  • Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.,
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Informatics, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Director, EMR Development, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Dr. Takesue is a part-time ambulatory physician in the division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. After completing his residency and chief years, he pursued a Health Research Fellowship at Indiana University and the Regenstrief Institute. Once he finished the fellowship, he was involved in porting the “Gopher” (CPOE) system to both the outpatient and emergency department venues. After leaving for private practice for 11 years, he has returned to Indiana University and now leads the re-engineering of the “Gopher” (CPOE) system. The new system is designed by providers for providers using common internet paradigms. He also is the clinical sponsor of CBMI’s software quality improvement project.

Dr. Takesue is the technology lead for the Indiana University School of Medicine’s grant funded by the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative. For this project, CBMI is creating a modified version of the Gopher CPOE customized to deliver both educational and clinical, content, and to assess learner’s critical decision skills.

Dr. Takesue’s other areas of interest include tracking patient healthcare system preferences using the Indiana Network for Patient Care and using clinical data analytics to improve workflow and care processes for Eskenazi Health.

“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.”