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Karl Poterack

Karl Poterack

Medical Director, Applied Clinical Informatics Mayo Clinic


Karl Poterack is a board-certified physician in both Anesthesiology and Clinical Informatics. He practices anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix and is the Medical Director for Applied Clinical Informatics for the Mayo Enterprise.

In these roles, he participates in the oversight of the Electronic Health Record and other electronic clinical systems. He is active in AMIA’s Maintenance of Certification Subcommittee, the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Electronic Media and Information Technology Committee, the Data Definitions Committee of the Anesthesia Quality Institute, the American Board of Preventive Medicine’s Clinical Informatics Item Writing Committee, and is also a Fellow of AMIA.

Dr. Poterack teaches medical students, residents, and fellows in the operating room at Mayo Hospital, and has developed informatics rotations for medical students in the Mayo Clinical School of Medicine. Dr. Poterack completed his anesthesiology residency and a fellowship in Neuroanesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor’s degree and Medical Degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

His current research interests involve the use of wearable devices, EHR usability, blockchain in healthcare, and Patient Safety/Human Factors Engineering.

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