Vaishnavi Kannan is a clinical decision support and population health specialist at the University of Texas Southwestern, where she designs and constructs advanced clinical decision support (CDS) products, patient registries, reports and dashboards. Vaishnavi iteratively developed the first MEWS (Modified Early Warning System) capability in UTSW’s electronic health record (EHR), with demonstrated impact on improving inpatient safety, and continues to advance its design. She works closely with clinicians and the Medical Informatics group on CDS design and patient registry development, providing expertise on the EHR’s clinical decision support and rules engine capabilities. In addition to her practice, Vaishnavi teaches agile modeling and iterative approaches for clinical decision support development to colleagues at UT Southwestern and at national conferences. Vaishnavi received an MS in Biotechnology at the University of Texas-Dallas, and subsequently completed a Health Information Technology certificate program at the University of Texas-Austin.