Kimberly Noel, MD, MPHTelehealth Director, Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital

    Dr. Noel is a clinical researcher, physician and telehealth specialist. She is an appointee to the New York State Department of Health Regulatory Modernization Initiative Telehealth Advisory Committee and serves as the Director of Stony Brook Medicine Telehealth and the Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer. She provides leadership to all telehealth activities of the institution, working to build a telehealth infrastructure in collaboration with all key stakeholders of Stony Brook Medicine (SBM). She leads the Telehealth Workgroup, an interprofessional organization tasked by the Senior Executive Group to create policies and procedures for all medical interventions and services delivered by telehealth. She works collaboratively with telehealth administrative leadership to operationalize telehealth activities addressing clinical, educational and research missions of SBM. She works closely with the Chief Medical Information Officer on telehealth EMR integration, research and Information technology assessment. She also works with the Department of Biomedical Informatics, for which she conducts research incorporating machine learning and precision analytics into readmission risk models. She leads a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the use of telemedicine on 30-day hospital readmissions using biometric monitoring, e-visits, risk stratification and available data from the Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO). Dr. Noel has also developed a medical student and resident educational curriculum on Telemedicine. She developed the course “Docs, Data and Disruptive Technology” and a 40-hour Telehealth curriculum for the School of Medicine. She also works on Interprofessional educational curriculums in Telehealth with the School of Health Technology and Management, The School of Nursing, The school of Pharmacy and the School of Medicine. She has developed a grant-funded Telehealth Opioid and Chronic Pain training module for Internal Medicine Residents.

    Dr. Noel is also the Chief Quality Officer of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) for the Family Medicine Department. She creates reports for the practice’s population health management, including physician level reporting, working with quality improvement metrics and aids the Medical Director of PCMH in quality strategy and population health interventions. She co-leads the Stony Brook Readmissions Steering Committee in which she has won service awards for her initiatives promoting clinical workflow, informatics and infrastructural change to reduce preventable readmissions. Dr. Noel is also engaged in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP), and a member of the Transition of Care (TOC) committee for which, she aided in the implementation of a 30-day transition of care model for Suffolk County, incorporating a high risk stratification tool for the Medicaid population. At the Northport VA Medical Center, she has helped organize the Ambulatory Care Congestive Heart Failure Task force for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Primary Care/Emergency Department as well as craft group clinics for high risk CHF patients. Her long term professional goal is to incorporate data analytics and population health management using telehealth for underserved populations.