Dan Perri
Associate Professor, Medicine

Dr. Dan Perri completed pharmacy and medical training at the University of Toronto. This was followed by postgraduate training in internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, and critical care medicine undertaken at McMaster University and the University of Toronto. He also completed a Fellowship in Medication Safety at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP-Canada).

Dr. Perri is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine with clinical and research activities in the Divisions of General Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. His clinical practice focuses on adults with complex, multisystem diseases in the Intensive Care and Step-Down Units as well as providing consultation in clinical pharmacology and toxicology.

Through his role as Chief Medical Information Officer at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Dan seeks to optimize safe and appropriate patient care through the innovative use of digital technologies. As the Medical Director of Medication Management and Utilization, he strives to achieve hospital-wide safe medication practices that are evidence-based and cost-effective. He sits on the Patient Safety and Quality Steering Committee and co-leads Choosing Wisely initiatives.

Research Interests
Dr. Perri is interested in the safe and appropriate use of medications in critically ill patients. His current research examines the translation of medication safety interventions from the literature to the bedside, the role of human factors in medication errors, and the benefits of digital tools on prescribing safety. Within therapeutics, he is interested in the appropriate use of sedatives, analgesics, and antimicrobials in the ICU. Dan sits on the executive team of the McMaster critical care guideline development group GUIDE (Guidelines in Intensive Care, Development and Evaluation). He maintains his early career interest in the safety and efficacy of natural medicines.

As an extension of his career interest in quality and safety, the CMIO role enables the ongoing implementation and evaluation of digital technologies to enhance effective and efficient patient care. The digital transformation of health care continues to create opportunities to implement and evaluate eHealth, mobile health, virtual care, big data analytics, and machine-learning strategies seeking to improve both the patient experience and healthcare provider effectiveness.
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