Raman Khanna, MD


Dr. Raman Khanna is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF and Medical Director of Inpatient Informatics at UCSF Health. He received his BA and MD, and subsequently completed his residency, at Northwestern University, following which he completed a research fellowship and Masters in Clinical Research at UCSF.

Raman's work centers on the design and implementation of information technology applications in health care. He helped create CareWeb, a project to transform clinical communication within and between providers and their teams, and now co-chairs the Digital Diagnostics and Therapeutics Committee which seeks to improve and regulate access to the UCSF electronic Health Record via its increasingly robust APIs.

Raman is the Program Director for the Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program.

For his clinical time Raman attends on the Medicine Teaching services.

Areas of Specialization/Research Interests include:
Inter-provider communication
Information technology
Decision support
API Integration
Venous Thromboembolism
2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
M.A.S. in Clinical Research, 2011 - Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research), University of California, San Francisco
  1. Raghu Subramanian C, Yang DA, Khanna R. Enhancing Health Care Communication With Large Language Models-The Role, Challenges, and Future Directions. JAMA network open. 2024. PMID: 38466311

  2. Lingham V, Chandwarkar A, Miller M, Baker C, Genes N, Hellems M, Khanna R, Mize D, Silverman H. A Systematic Approach to the Design and Implementation of Clinical Informatics Fellowship Programs. Applied clinical informatics. 2023. PMID: 38057262

  3. Ravi A, Arvisais-Anhalt S, Weia B, Khanna R, Adler-Milstein J, Auerbach AD. Governance of Electronic Health Record Modification at US Academic Medical Centers. Applied clinical informatics. 2023. PMID: 37553071

  4. Khanna R, Auerbach A. Just-in-Time Digital Health Interventions-Start of a New Era With Much More to Do. JAMA internal medicine. 2023. PMID: 37459109

  5. Khoong EC, Sherwin EB, Harrison JD, Wheeler M, Shah SJ, Mourad M, Khanna R. Impact of standardized, language-concordant hospital discharge instructions on postdischarge medication questions. Journal of hospital medicine. 2023. PMID: 37490045

  6. Grouse CK, Waung MW, Holmgren AJ, Mongan J, Neinstein A, Josephson SA, Khanna RR. Behavioral "nudges" in the electronic health record to reduce waste and misuse: 3 interventions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2022. PMID: 36519951

  7. Khanna RR, Murray SG, Wen T, Salmeen K, Illangasekare T, Benfield N, Adler-Milstein J, Savage L. Protecting reproductive health information in the post-Roe era: interoperability strategies for healthcare institutions. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2022. PMID: 36287823

  8. Sakumoto M, Khanna R. Using Technology to Enhance Communication. The Medical clinics of North America. 2022. PMID: 35725235

  9. Huppert LA, Hsu G, Elnachef N, Flint L, Frank JA, Gensler LS, Hsiao EC, Khanna RR, Qasim A, Schwartz BS, Widera E, Zapata C, Babik JM. A single center evaluation of applicant experiences in virtual interviews across eight internal medicine subspecialty fellowship programs. Medical education online. 2021. PMID: 34187346

  10. Sukumar S, Zakaria A, Lai CJ, Sakumoto M, Khanna R, Choi N. Designing and Implementing a Novel Virtual Rounds Curriculum for Medical Students' Internal Medicine Clerkship During the COVID-19 Pandemic. MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources. 2021. PMID: 33768143

  11. Subash M, Sakumoto M, Bass J, Hong P, Muniyappa A, Pierce L, Purmal C, Ramaswamy P, Sono R, Uptegraft C, Feinstein D, Khanna R. The emerging role of clinical informatics fellows in service learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2020. PMID: 33164076

  12. Huppert LA, Hsiao EC, Cho KC, Marquez C, Chaudhry RI, Frank J, Goglin SE, Hsu G, Kathpalia P, Khanna R, Kompala T, Rao MN, Bower BA, Trafas V, Santhosh L, Schwartz BS, Babik JM. Virtual Interviews at Graduate Medical Education Training Programs: Determining Evidence-Based Best Practices. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2020. PMID: 33298691

  13. Chu CD, Tuot DS, Harrison JD, Duong J, Luxenberg A, Khanna RR. Completeness and quality of text paging for subspecialty consult requests. Postgraduate medical journal. 2020. PMID: 32820085

  14. Auerbach AD, Khanna R, Adler-Milstein J. Letting a Good Crisis Go to Waste. Journal of general internal medicine. 2019. PMID: 31745851

  15. Jue VI, Khanna RR. The Best Laid Plans-Medication Reconciliation Optimization in Theory and Practice. Journal of hospital medicine. 2019. PMID: 31577223

  16. Najafi N, Cucina R, Khanna R. Effectiveness of a Best Practice Alert to Reduce Telemetry Orders-Reply. JAMA internal medicine. 2019. PMID: 31157847

  17. Ghazvinian R, White RH, Gage BF, Fang MC, Saeed R, Khanna RR. Predictive value of the present-on-admission indicator for hospital-associated hemorrhage. Thrombosis research. 2019. PMID: 31163300

  18. Rojek AE, Khanna R, Yim JWL, Gardner R, Lisker S, Hauer KE, Lucey C, Sarkar U. Differences in Narrative Language in Evaluations of Medical Students by Gender and Under-represented Minority Status. Journal of general internal medicine. 2019. PMID: 30993609

  19. Najafi N, Cucina R, Pierre B, Khanna R. Assessment of a Targeted Electronic Health Record Intervention to Reduce Telemetry Duration: A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA internal medicine. 2019. PMID: 30535345

  20. Auerbach AD, Neinstein A, Khanna R. Balancing Innovation and Safety When Integrating Digital Tools Into Health Care. Annals of internal medicine. 2018. PMID: 30326099

  21. Groningen NV, Prasad PA, Najafi N, Rajkomar A, Khanna RR, Fang MC. Electronic Order Volume as a Meaningful Component in Estimating Patient Complexity and Resident Physician Workload. Journal of hospital medicine. 2018. PMID: 30156577

  22. Auerbach AD, Neinstein A, Khanna R. Balancing Innovation and Safety When Integrating Digital Tools Into Health Care. Annals of internal medicine. 2018. PMID: 29582072

  23. Sankaran S, Ravi PS, Wu YE, Shanabogue S, Ashok S, Agnew K, Fang MC, Khanna RA, Dandu M, Harrison JD. An NGO-Implemented Community-Clinic Health Worker Approach to Providing Long-Term Care for Hypertension in a Remote Region of Southern India. Global health, science and practice. 2017. PMID: 29284700

  24. Murray SG, Yim JWL, Croci R, Rajkomar A, Schmajuk G, Khanna R, Cucina RJ. Using Spatial and Temporal Mapping to Identify Nosocomial Disease Transmission of Clostridium difficile. JAMA internal medicine. 2017. PMID: 29059280

  25. Wang MD, Khanna R, Najafi N. Characterizing the Source of Text in Electronic Health Record Progress Notes. JAMA internal medicine. 2017. PMID: 28558106

  26. Luxenberg A, Chan B, Khanna R, Sarkar U. Efficiency and Interpretability of Text Paging Communication for Medical Inpatients: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. JAMA internal medicine. 2017. PMID: 28628695

  27. Elias P, Khanna R, Dudley A, Davies J, Jacolbia R, McArthur K, Auerbach AD. Automating Venous Thromboembolism Risk Calculation Using Electronic Health Record Data upon Hospital Admission: The Automated Padua Prediction Score. Journal of hospital medicine. 2017. PMID: 28411291

  28. Jenkins IH, White RH, Amin AN, Afsarmanesh N, Auerbach AD, Khanna R, Maynard GA. Reducing the incidence of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism within a network of academic hospitals: Findings from five University of California medical centers. Journal of hospital medicine. 2016. PMID: 27925421

  29. Khanna RR, Wachter RM, Blum M. Reimagining Electronic Clinical Communication in the Post-Pager, Smartphone Era. JAMA. 2016. PMID: 26746450

  30. Khanna RR, Kim SB, Jenkins I, El-Kareh R, Afsarmanesh N, Amin A, Sand H, Auerbach A, Chia CY, Maynard G, Romano PS, White RH. Predictive value of the present-on-admission indicator for hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism. Medical care. 2015. PMID: 23552437

  31. Fontil V, Bibbins-Domingo K, Kazi DS, Sidney S, Coxson PG, Khanna R, Victor RG, Pletcher MJ. Simulating Strategies for Improving Control of Hypertension Among Patients with Usual Source of Care in the United States: The Blood Pressure Control Model. Journal of general internal medicine. 2015. PMID: 25749880

  32. Khanna R, Stoddard PJ, Gonzales EN, Villagran-Flores M, Thomson J, Bayard P, Palos Lucio AG, Schillinger D, Bertozzi S, Gonzales R. An automated telephone nutrition support system for Spanish-speaking patients with diabetes. Journal of diabetes science and technology. 2014. PMID: 25239122

  33. Greysen SR, Khanna RR, Jacolbia R, Lee HM, Auerbach AD. Tablet computers for hospitalized patients: a pilot study to improve inpatient engagement. Journal of hospital medicine. 2014. PMID: 24523051

  34. Khanna R, Maynard G, Sadeghi B, Hensley L, Medvedev S, Danielsen B, White RH. Incidence of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolic codes in medical patients hospitalized in academic medical centers. Journal of hospital medicine. 2014. PMID: 24497463

  35. Shoeb M, Khanna R, Fang M, Sharpe B, Finn K, Ranji S, Monash B. Internal medicine rounding practices and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies. Journal of hospital medicine. 2014. PMID: 24493566

  36. Khanna R, Yen T. Computerized physician order entry: promise, perils, and experience. The Neurohospitalist. 2014. PMID: 24381708

  37. Fontil V, Pletcher MJ, Khanna R, Guzman D, Victor R, Bibbins-Domingo K. Physician underutilization of effective medications for resistant hypertension at office visits in the United States: NAMCS 2006-2010. Journal of general internal medicine. 2013. PMID: 24249113

  38. Moriates C, Novelero M, Quinn K, Khanna R, Mourad M. "Nebs no more after 24": a pilot program to improve the use of appropriate respiratory therapies. JAMA internal medicine. 2013. PMID: 23877555

  39. Khanna RR, Victor RG, Bibbins-Domingo K, Shapiro MF, Pletcher MJ. Missed opportunities for treatment of uncontrolled hypertension at physician office visits in the United States, 2005 through 2009. Archives of internal medicine. 2012. PMID: 22869238

  40. Khanna RR, Karliner LS, Eck M, Vittinghoff E, Koenig CJ, Fang MC. Performance of an online translation tool when applied to patient educational material. Journal of hospital medicine. 2011. PMID: 22034196

  41. Khanna R, Vittinghoff E, Maselli J, Auerbach A. Unintended consequences of a standard admission order set on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and patient outcomes. Journal of general internal medicine. 2011. PMID: 21948203

  42. Khanna R, Wachsberg K, Marouni A, Feinglass J, Williams MV, Wayne DB. The association between night or weekend admission and hospitalization-relevant patient outcomes. Journal of hospital medicine. 2010. PMID: 21241035