Dr. Jones directs Sutter Health’s Health Care Solutions team, and is a Principal Investigator at the Sutter Health Center for Health Systems Research (East Campus, currently operating as Sutter's Research Development and Dissemination). He creates and implements strategies that drive innovation, guide working relationships with key partners, and institute methods for rapid-cycle development at Sutter Health.
He coordinates the work of a diverse team of clinicians, data scientists, healthcare solutions analysts, investigators, product developers, finance and operations staff, and technology experts. His team is involved in all phases of the product development process, including discovery, prototyping, pilot testing, evaluating (gathering data on usability, usefulness and outcomes), and disseminating solutions for broader implementation within and outside Sutter Health.
Dr. Jones’ research focuses on key areas of digital health including the use of electronic health records (EHRs) to support innovation in care process redesign, the development of tools and processes for implementing shared decision-making and patient-reported data collection in routine care, and deploying and evaluating health IT tools in “real-world” clinical practice settings.
He pioneered the use of audit data from EHRs to develop a typology of “e-health” users. More recently, he helped lead efforts to evaluate the adoption and use of digital health solutions at Sutter Health. Dr. Jones is Principal Investigator for Sutter's cardiometabolic program (funded by AstraZeneca), the MS-Share project (funded by the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine), and MS-Mobile (funded by Genentech/Roche).
Dr. Jones received his PhD in health services research from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, his MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University, and his BS in physiology from the University of California, Davis.
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