Sunil Samuel

  • Clinical Informatics Specialist, Information Technology Group


Sunil Samuel is a Clinical Informatics Specialist with a diverse background in clinical practice, healthcare management, and informatics. With extensive experience as a family physician and managing partner at a primary care practice in the UK, Sunil has developed a deep understanding of the healthcare industry.

Sunil's passion for bridging the gap between technology and healthcare led him to pursue advanced education. In 2020, he graduated from OHSU with an MBA in Healthcare Management, equipping him with valuable business acumen. Building upon this foundation, he completed a master's degree in Health & Clinical Informatics in 2022, further refining his expertise in the field.

Currently, Sunil is actively involved with the Sprints program - a team-based, focused intervention at the clinical point of care. It applies a sociotechnical approach to analyze, identify, and understand the dynamics between technology and other sociocultural factors to optimize EHR usability. By incorporating user-centered design principles and collaborative working, Sprints help to improve EHR proficiency, optimize EHR builds, and enhance clinical workflows, thus facilitating operational efficiency and the ability to deliver safe, high-quality care, thus mitigating the risk of diagnostic errors and fostering clinician wellness.

Education and training

    • M.B.B.S., 1996, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
    • M.B.A., 2020, Oregon Health & Science University
    • M.S., 2022, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Certifications

    • Post-graduate Medical Training in General Practice, Post-graduate Medical Education & Training Board, UK, 2008


Selected publications

  • Electronic Health Record Use Issues and Diagnostic Error: A Scoping Review and Framework. Journal of Patient Safety. January 2023. Dixit, Ram A; Boxley, Christian L; Samuel, Sunil; Mohan, Vishnu; Ratwani, Raj M; Gold, Jeffrey A. 
  • Just-in-Time Electronic Health Record Retraining to Support Clinician Redeployment during the COVID-19 Surge. Appl Clin Inform. October 2022. Jin DP, Samuel S, Bowden K, Mohan V, Gold JA.
  • Identifying Electronic Health Record Contributions to Diagnostic Error in Ambulatory Settings Through Legal Claims Analysis. JAMA Netw Open. April 2023; Krevat SA, Samuel S, Boxley C, et al.