Allison Beck McCoy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Ph.D., Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.S., Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.S., Computer Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Office Address
2525 West End Ave, Suite 1475
Nashville, TN 37203
Krousel-Wood M, McCoy AB, Ahia C, Holt EW, Trapani DN, Luo Q, Price-Haywood EG, Thomas EJ, Sittig DF, Milani RV. Implementing electronic health records (EHRs): health care provider perceptions before and after transition from a local basic EHR to a commercial comprehensive EHR. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jun 6/1/2018; 25(6): 618-26. PMID: 29036503, PII: 4176276, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocx094, ISSN: 1527-974X.

D'Amore JD, Li C, McCrary L, Niloff JM, Sittig DF, McCoy AB, Wright A. Using Clinical Data Standards to Measure Quality: A New Approach. Appl Clin Inform [print-electronic]. 2018 Apr; 9(2): 422-31. PMID: 29898468, PMCID: PMC5999523, DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1656548, ISSN: 1869-0327.

McEvoy DS, Sittig DF, Hickman TT, Aaron S, Ai A, Amato M, Bauer DW, Fraser GM, Harper J, Kennemer A, Krall MA, Lehmann CU, Malhotra S, Murphy DR, O'Kelley B, Samal L, Schreiber R, Singh H, Thomas EJ, Vartian CV, Westmorland J, McCoy AB, Wright A. Variation in high-priority drug-drug interaction alerts across institutions and electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Mar 3/1/2017; 24(2): 331-8. PMID: 27570216, PMCID: PMC5391726, PII: ocw114, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocw114, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Wright A, McCoy AB, Hickman TT, Hilaire DS, Borbolla D, Bowes WA, Dixon WG, Dorr DA, Krall M, Malholtra S, Bates DW, Sittig DF. Problem list completeness in electronic health records: A multi-site study and assessment of success factors. Int J Med Inform [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct; 84(10): 784-90. PMID: 26228650, PMCID: PMC4549158, PII: S1386-5056(15)30012-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.06.011, ISSN: 1872-8243.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Sittig DF. Cross-vendor evaluation of key user-defined clinical decision support capabilities: a scenario-based assessment of certified electronic health records with guidelines for future development. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep; 22(5): 1081-8. PMID: 26104739, PMCID: PMC5009930, PII: ocv073, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocv073, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Wright AP, Wright AT, McCoy AB, Sittig DF. The use of sequential pattern mining to predict next prescribed medications. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2015 Feb; 53: 73-80. PMID: 25236952, PII: S1532-0464(14)00200-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.09.003, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Sittig DF, McCoy AB, Wright A, Lin J. Developing an Open-Source Bibliometric Ranking Website Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles for Researchers in the Field of Biomedical Informatics. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015; 216: 1004. PMID: 26262305, ISSN: 0926-9630.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Krousel-Wood M, Thomas EJ, McCoy JA, Sittig DF. Validation of a Crowdsourcing Methodology for Developing a Knowledge Base of Related Problem-Medication Pairs. Appl Clin Inform. 2015; 6(2): 334-44. PMID: 26171079, PMCID: PMC4493334, DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2015-01-RA-0010, ISSN: 1869-0327.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Rogith D, Fathiamini S, Ottenbacher AJ, Sittig DF. Development of a clinician reputation metric to identify appropriate problem-medication pairs in a crowdsourced knowledge base. J Biomed Inform [print-electronic]. 2014 Apr; 48: 66-72. PMID: 24321170, PMCID: PMC4026169, PII: S1532-0464(13)00191-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.jbi.2013.11.010, ISSN: 1532-0480.

Wright A, Feblowitz J, Samal L, McCoy AB, Sittig DF. The Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program: provider performance on core and menu measures. Health Serv Res [print-electronic]. 2014 Feb; 49(1 Pt 2): 325-46. PMID: 24359554, PMCID: PMC3925405, DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12134, ISSN: 1475-6773.

McCoy AB, Thomas EJ, Krousel-Wood M, Sittig DF. Clinical decision support alert appropriateness: a review and proposal for improvement. Ochsner J. 2014; 14(2): 195-202. PMID: 24940129, PMCID: PMC4052586, ISSN: 1524-5012.

Joffe E, Byrne MJ, Reeder P, Herskovic JR, Johnson CW, McCoy AB, Sittig DF, Bernstam EV. A benchmark comparison of deterministic and probabilistic methods for defining manual review datasets in duplicate records reconciliation. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2014 Jan; 21(1): 97-104. PMID: 23703827, PMCID: PMC3912727, PII: amiajnl-2013-001744, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001744, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Wright A, McCoy AB, Henkin S, Kale A, Sittig DF. Use of a support vector machine for categorizing free-text notes: assessment of accuracy across two institutions. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2013 Sep; 20(5): 887-90. PMID: 23543111, PMCID: PMC3756266, PII: amiajnl-2012-001576, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001576, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Cox ZL, McCoy AB, Matheny ME, Bhave G, Peterson NB, Siew ED, Lewis J, Danciu I, Bian A, Shintani A, Ikizler TA, Neal EB, Peterson JF. Adverse drug events during AKI and its recovery. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol [print-electronic]. 2013 Jul; 8(7): 1070-8. PMID: 23539228, PMCID: PMC3700703, PII: CJN.11921112, DOI: 10.2215/CJN.11921112, ISSN: 1555-905X.

Klann JG, McCoy AB, Wright A, Wattanasin N, Sittig DF, Murphy SN. Health care transformation through collaboration on open-source informatics projects: integrating a medical applications platform, research data repository, and patient summarization. Interact J Med Res. 2013 May 5/30/2013; 2(1): e11. PMID: 23722634, PMCID: PMC3668611, PII: v2i1e11, DOI: 10.2196/ijmr.2454, ISSN: 1929-073X.

McCoy AB, Melton GB, Wright A, Sittig DF. Clinical decision support for colon and rectal surgery: an overview. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013 Mar; 26(1): 23-30. PMID: 24436644, PMCID: PMC3699146, PII: 26023, DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1333644, ISSN: 1531-0043.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Kahn MG, Shapiro JS, Bernstam EV, Sittig DF. Matching identifiers in electronic health records: implications for duplicate records and patient safety. BMJ Qual Saf [print-electronic]. 2013 Mar; 22(3): 219-24. PMID: 23362505, PII: bmjqs-2012-001419, DOI: 10.1136/bmjqs-2012-001419, ISSN: 2044-5423.

Wright A, Henkin S, Feblowitz J, McCoy AB, Bates DW, Sittig DF. Early results of the meaningful use program for electronic health records [letter]. N. Engl. J. Med. 2013 Feb 2/21/2013; 368(8): 779-80. PMID: 23425186, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1213481, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Joffe E, Byrne MJ, Reeder P, Herskovic JR, Johnson CW, McCoy AB, Bernstam EV. Optimized dual threshold entity resolution for electronic health record databases--training set size and active learning. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013; 2013: 721-30. PMID: 24551372, PMCID: PMC3900213, ISSN: 1942-597X.

McCoy AB, Sittig DF, Wright A. Comparison of clinical knowledge bases for summarization of electronic health records. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2013; 192: 1217. PMID: 23920991, ISSN: 0926-9630.

Atreya RV, Smith JC, McCoy AB, Malin B, Miller RA. Reducing patient re-identification risk for laboratory results within research datasets. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan 1/1/2013; 20(1): 95-101. PMID: 22822040, PMCID: PMC3555327, PII: amiajnl-2012-001026, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-001026, ISSN: 1527-974X.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Eysenbach G, Malin BA, Patterson ES, Xu H, Sittig DF. State of the art in clinical informatics: evidence and examples. Yearb Med Inform. 2013; 8: 13-9. PMID: 23974543, PII: me13010013, ISSN: 2364-0502.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Laxmisan A, Ottosen MJ, McCoy JA, Butten D, Sittig DF. Development and evaluation of a crowdsourcing methodology for knowledge base construction: identifying relationships between clinical problems and medications. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2012 Sep; 19(5): 713-8. PMID: 22582202, PMCID: PMC3422843, PII: amiajnl-2012-000852, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2012-000852, ISSN: 1527-974X.

McCoy AB, Waitman LR, Lewis JB, Wright JA, Choma DP, Miller RA, Peterson JF. A framework for evaluating the appropriateness of clinical decision support alerts and responses. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2012 May; 19(3): 346-52. PMID: 21849334, PMCID: PMC3341775, PII: amiajnl-2011-000185, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000185, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Laxmisan A, McCoy AB, Wright A, Sittig DF. Clinical Summarization Capabilities of Commercially-available and Internally-developed Electronic Health Records. Appl Clin Inform. 2012 Feb 2/22/2012; 3(1): 80-93. PMID: 22468161, PMCID: PMC3316473, DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2011-11-RA-0066, ISSN: 1869-0327.

Radecki RP, McCoy AB, Sirajuddin AM, Murphy RE, Sittig DF. Effectiveness of bar coded medication alerts for elevated potassium. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [print-electronic]. 2012; 2012: 1360-5. PMID: 23304415, PMCID: PMC3540424, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Etchegaray JM, Ottenbacher AJ, Sittig DF, McCoy AB. Understanding Evidence-Based Research Methods: Survey Analysis, t-Tests, and Odds Ratios. HERD. 2012; 6(1): 143-7. PMID: 23224848, ISSN: 1937-5867.

McCoy AB, Ottenbacher AJ, Sittig DF, Etchegaray JM. Understanding evidence-based research methods: challenges and considerations in the analysis of survey data. HERD. 2012; 5(4): 142-5. PMID: 23224813, ISSN: 1937-5867.

McCoy AB, Cox ZL, Neal EB, Waitman LR, Peterson NB, Bhave G, Siew ED, Danciu I, Lewis JB, Peterson JF. Real-time pharmacy surveillance and clinical decision support to reduce adverse drug events in acute kidney injury: a randomized, controlled trial. Appl Clin Inform [print-electronic]. 2012 Jan 1/1/2012; 3(2): 221-38. PMID: 22719796, PMCID: PMC3377180, DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2012-03-RA-0009, ISSN: 1869-0327.

Waitman LR, Phillips IE, McCoy AB, Danciu I, Halpenny RM, Nelsen CL, Johnson DC, Starmer JM, Peterson JF. Adopting real-time surveillance dashboards as a component of an enterprisewide medication safety strategy. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011 Jul; 37(7): 326-32. PMID: 21819031, PII: S1553-7250(11)37041-9, ISSN: 1553-7250.

Wright A, Feblowitz J, McCoy AB, Sittig DF. Comparative analysis of the VA/Kaiser and NLM CORE problem subsets: an empirical study based on problem frequency. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [print-electronic]. 2011; 2011: 1532-40. PMID: 22195218, PMCID: PMC3243236, ISSN: 1942-597X.

McCoy AB, Wright A, Laxmisan A, Singh H, Sittig DF. A prototype knowledge base and SMART app to facilitate organization of patient medications by clinical problems. AMIA Annu Symp Proc [print-electronic]. 2011; 2011: 888-94. PMID: 22195147, PMCID: PMC3243226, ISSN: 1942-597X.

Sastre EA, Denny JC, McCoy JA, McCoy AB, Spickard A. Teaching evidence-based medicine: Impact on students' literature use and inpatient clinical documentation. Med Teach. 2011; 33(6): e306-12. PMID: 21609166, DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2011.565827, ISSN: 1466-187X.

McCoy AB, Waitman LR, Gadd CS, Danciu I, Smith JP, Lewis JB, Schildcrout JS, Peterson JF. A computerized provider order entry intervention for medication safety during acute kidney injury: a quality improvement report. Am. J. Kidney Dis [print-electronic]. 2010 Nov; 56(5): 832-41. PMID: 20709437, PMCID: PMC2963668, PII: S0272-6386(10)01048-6, DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2010.05.024, ISSN: 1523-6838.

McCoy AB, Peterson JF, Gadd CS, Danciu I, Waitman LR. A system to improve medication safety in the setting of acute kidney injury: initial provider response. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008 Nov 11/6/2008; 1051. PMID: 18999252, ISSN: 1942-597X.