Dr. Christine Carr is a professor of emergency medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and serves as the medical director of Health Data Exchange for Health Sciences South Carolina. Dr. Carr undertook her undergraduate studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, earned her M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1992 and in 1995 completed her internship and residency in emergency medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She has 23 years of experience in clinical, research, administrative, and leadership roles in emergency medicine. She recently served as the medical director of emergency medicine at MUSC from 2008 to 2016.
Her particular expertise is in clinical informatics, quality, organizational change, and health care design. She strongly believes data should be used to inform change in all areas. In 2008 Dr. Carr and colleagues at MUSC received and have successfully administered a $2.8 million Duke Endowment grant to launch the Charleston Area eHealth Alliance project (CeHA). She collaboratively brought five major competing hospital systems together to implement one of the most robust ED-based health information exchanges in the country. In December 2011 Dr. Carr’s team received a second $600,000 Duke Endowment award, “Expanding the Carolina eHealth Alliance,” to include primary care and other clinics in the Charleston area. Dr. Carr received the “Phenomenal Women in Business” award (from 40 nominees) as a business woman making a difference in Charleston; she is the first physician from MUSC to garner this honor. She is also one of only 58 female full professors of emergency medicine in the country. A member of the ACEP Coding and Nomenclature Committee, ACEP Reimbursement Committee and ACEP Section on Informatics, she has completed the ACEP/AMIA 10x10 course in applied health and medical informatics. She has also completed the American College of Physician Executives Certified Physician Executive program earning her CPE in 2016. Dr. Carr is the American College of Emergency Physicians representative to the Facility Guidelines Institute Health Guidelines Revisions Committee and for the past few years served as a thought leader at the Institute for Patient Centered Design Innovation Summit. She is very involved with the FGI, AIA, and other national design and architecture groups working to inform health care design. Throughout her career Dr. Carr has held numerous leadership positions and received numerous leadership and teaching awards.