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Randa Perkins, MD is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at Moffitt Cancer Center. In her role as CMIO she is responsible for contributing to the longterm vision of IT health systems at Moffitt, and the Clinical Informatics Department, which facilitates both implementation and optimization of the the electronic health record (EHR) and its various uses. Clinical informatics is the use of data and information technology to deliver healthcare, assist patients in monitoring their own health, and support the delivery of personalized medicine. Dr. Perkins describes success in her CMIO role as working towards the seamless integration of beneficial technology in healthcare. Dr. Perkins is a former computer programmer who relocated from Kentucky to Florida to earn her medical degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the Tallahassee Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program where she served as chief resident. Prior to joining Moffitt, she was Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s Executive Director of Medical Informatics. For Dr. Perkins, her computer programming background led her to discover new processes for combining medicine and IT to ensure electronic health records provide clinicians with the right information to drive better outcomes. Dr. Perkins’ professional interests are to utilize her broad skill sets in informatics, leadership, medicine, and healthcare administration for the improvement of patient care, and to the benefit of patients, providers, and organizations alike. Dr. Perkins continues her clinical practice as well, seeing patients in Moffitt’s Ambulatory Internal Medicine clinic, providing direct medical care for Moffitt patients. Dr. Perkins is certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and in Clinical Informatics with the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Education & Training
- Family Medicine
- Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare - Family Medicine
- Florida State University - MD
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- Menachemi N, Perkins RM, van Durme DJ, Brooks RG. Examining the adoption of electronic health records and personal digital assistants by family physicians in Florida. Inform Prim Care. 2006 Aug;14(1):1-9. Pubmedid: 16848961.
- Fadool DA, Tucker K, Perkins R, Fasciani G, Thompson RN, Parsons AD, Overton JM, Koni PA, Flavell RA, Kaczmarek LK. Kv1.3 channel gene-targeted deletion produces "Super-Smeller Mice" with altered glomeruli, interacting scaffolding proteins, and biophysics. Neuron. 2004 Feb;41(3):389-404. Pubmedid: 14766178. Pmcid: PMC2737549.