Career Summary

Jacob Tripp, PhD, is a senior medical informaticist at Intermountain Healthcare. His work focuses on Clinical Decision Support, Data Analysis, and Systems Implementation across several EHR platforms. Particular areas of current work include Infection Prevention, Surgical Services, and Vital Records.

Dr. Tripp received his BS in Computer Science from the University of Utah and his PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Areas of Focus

  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Systems Design and Implementation
  • User Training

Significance to Patient Care

With his role on the Clinical Decision Support team, Dr. Tripp builds rules for many different clinical care teams. These include rules that leverage existing patient data to automate the ordering of Patient Isolation precautions, rules to aid physicians in medication ordering, and many others. He also works directly with clinicians in the Surgical Services department to help in training them to use iCentra for directing and documenting patient care.

Selected Bibliography

Tripp JS, Duncan JD, Finch L, Huff SM. Completing Death Certificates from an EMR: Analysis of a Novel Public-Private Partnership. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2015 Nov.

Evans RS, Lloyd JF, Johnson KV, Howe S, Tripp JS. Use of a Proven Framework for Computer Decision Support within the Intermountain Healthcare Network. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015; 216:270-4.

Evans RS, Sharp JH, Linford LH, Lloyd JF, Woller SC, Stevens SM, Elliott CG, Tripp JS, Jones SS, Weaver LK. Reduction of peripherally inserted central catheter-associated DVT. Chest. 2013 Mar; 143(3): 627-33.

Evans RS, Lloyd JF, Aston VT, Woller SC, Tripp JS, Elliott CG, Stevens SM. Computer Surveillance of Patients at High Risk for and with Venous Thromboembolism. AMIA Annu Symp Proc 2010 Nov. 16:27-31.

Evans RS, Sharp JH, Linford LH, Lloyd JF, Tripp JS, Jones JP, Woller SC, Stevens SM, Elliott CG, Weaver LK. Risk of symptomatic DVT associated with peripherally inserted central catheters. Chest. 2010 Oct; 138(4): 803-810.

Tripp JS, Narus SP, Magill MK, Huff SM. Evaluating the Accuracy of Existing EMR Data as Predictors of Follow-up Providers. JAMIA. 2008 Nov-Dec;15(6):787-90.