Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS
August 2, 2021 / Share:
Yaa Kumah-Crystal, MD, MPH, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Pediatric Endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Dr. Kumah-Crystal is the HealhtIT Clinical Director for the VUMC Telehealth taskforce and works to develop and implement strategies to leverage remote patient care models. Dr. Kumah-Crystal’s research focuses on studying communication and documentation in healthcare and developing strategies to improve workflow and patient care delivery.
Dr. Kumah-Crystal works in the Innovations Portfolio at Vanderbilt HealthIT on the development of Voice Assistant Technology to enhance the usability of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) through Natural Language communication. She is the project lead for the Vanderbilt EHR Voice Assistant (VEVA) initiative to incorporate voice user interfaces into the EHR provider workflow. Within VUMC HealthIT, Dr. Kumah-Crystal functions as a Core Design Advisor. In this role, she works across clinical systems, to perform internal reviews on and provide advice about EHR change and integration projects, with the goals of optimizing products and processes.
Dr. Kumah-Crystal remains clinically active and supervises Pediatric Endocrine Fellows and sees her own clinic patients. Her research and related publications define the use of technology to improve care and communication for providers and patients.