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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Mustafa Ozkaynak, PhD

Assistant Professor

Mustafa Ozkaynak

Mustafa Ozkaynak joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing in 2013. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. During his postdoc, he was part of a research team that studied the structural quality of anticoagulation management. He earned his MS and PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation was entitled “Characterizing Workflow in Hospital Emergency Departments.” As a PhD student, he received a Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) PhD scholarship.

His research interests include work systems in clinical and non-clinical health settings and the organizational and social consequences of health information technologies. He is an active member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), HIMSS, and the Institute of Industrial Engineering.

​Degree ​Awarding Institution ​Field of Study ​Graduation Date
PhD​ ​University of Wisconsin, Madison ​Industrial Systems and Engineering ​2011
MS​ ​University of Wisconsin, Madison ​Industrial Systems and Engineering ​2006

  1. Ozkaynak, M., Dziadkowiec, O., Mistry, R., Callahan, T., He, Z., Deakyne, S., & Tham, E. (in press, 2015). Characterizing workflow for pediatric asthma patients in emergency departments using electronic health records. Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
  2. Ozkaynak, M., Johnson, S. A., Tulu, B., Donovan, J. L., Kanaan, A. O., & Rose, A. (2015). Exploring the effect of complex patients on care delivery tasks. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 28(5), 494-509.
  3. Sousa, K. H., Weiss, J., Welton, J., Reeder, B., & Ozkaynak, M. (2015). The Colorado Collaborative for Nursing Research: Nurses shaping nursing's future. Nursing Outlook, 63(2), 204-210.
  4. Ozkaynak, M., & Brennan, P. F. (2013) Defining patient oriented workflow and developing an observation instrument to capture patient oriented workflow in hospital emergency departments. Methods of Information in Medicine, 52(6), 503-513.
  5. Ozkaynak, M., Brennan, P. F., Hanuer, D., Johnson, S., Aarts, J., Zheng, K., & Hauqe, S. (2013) Patient-centered care requires a patient-oriented workflow model. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), 20(e1), e14-6
  6. Ozkaynak, M., & Brennan, P. F. (2013). Revisiting Sociotechnical Systems in a Case of Unreported Use of Health Information Exchange System in Three Hospital Emergency Departments. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 19(2), 370-373.
  7. Ozkaynak, M., & Brennan, P. F. (2012). Characterizing workflow in hospital emergency departments. Health Systems, 2(1), 104-117.
  8. Carayon, P., Wetterneck, T. B., Hundt, A. S., Ozkaynak, M. et al. (2007). Evaluation of nurse interaction with bar code medication administration technology in the work environment. Journal of Patient Safety, 3(1), 34-42.
  • ​Home/in-clinic Patient Oriented Workflow (HiPOW): Toward integrated care delivery (R03, role: PI), AHRQ ($99,836)
  • Nurses' Perceptions of Symptom Documentation Using Electronic Health Records (role: Co-I), CCNR start-up funds ($2,000), University of Colorado College of Nursing