Michael Woods

Michael S Woods


Dr. Michael Woods is a Principal of Sociotechnologix, LLC, a healthcare services and products company specializing in applying sociotechnical methodologies to create novel solutions to complex patient safety problems. Our product line is a SaaS-based, mobile application for real-time, frontline reporting & advanced analytics of HIT safety, usability, and workflow. Our SafeHIT software enhance frontline user experience of HIT, in part by engendering real-time collaboration with their information technology colleagues. SafeHIT enables the documentation of the magnitude, nature, and extent of HIT patient harm.

As a consultant, Dr. Woods has worked multiple healthcare organizations & trained thousands of healthcare personnel in North America and the UK, including physicians, leaders, nurses & risk managers.

He has authored four non-fiction books: Civil Leadership, In A Blink, Healing Words, and The DEPO Principle, and edited Cultural Sensitivity for Healthcare Providers, a Joint Commission annual best-seller. He has authored and co-authored over twenty peer reviewed articles in surgery and physician leadership. He published his first fiction novel, Olduvai Countdown, in 2015, recently optioned by Sony Pictures.

Dr. Woods is a Board-certified surgeon, & trained liver and pancreatic surgery. He graduated with honors from the Marshall School of Business at USC in 2008, receiving his Master’s in Medical Management.

Dr. Woods may be contacted at Mike@Sociotechnologix.com

Anthropology Bioinformatics Drugs & Devices Emerging Technologies Gastroenterology & Hepatology Health Policy Human-Computer Interaction Mobile & Ubiquitous Computing Pathology Real-Time & Embedded Systems Science & Medical Education Social Computing Surgery & Surgical Specialties

Work details

Principal; Surgeon

Sociotechnologix, LLC


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