The Harvard Clinical Informatics Lecture Series (HCILS) provides a forum for clinicians and researchers at HMS and beyond to learn the field of clinical informatics. The series addresses core topics in clinical informatics as outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as well as cutting edge research being done nationally.

This series is designed to change the way clinicians approach clinical informatics problems and provide them with tools to create more successful intervention.

The seminar intends to provide attendees with the tools to:

  • Apply Clinical Informatics principles to solve clinical and operational challenges
  • Understand proven informatics tools and techniques
  • Critically review informatics evidence

Sessions are held virtually (via Zoom) on Tuesdays 12–1pm. Check the DBMI Calendar for upcoming sessions and descriptions.

                                               **Please register in advance at the link provided below**
                                                                    Zoom Webinar Registration Link 
                                        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
                                                                 information about joining the meeting.​                                                                   

*Please be aware that starting on 11/3/2020 we will be using the Zoom Webinar feature to conduct all CI Lecture's* 

If you have already registered for the Harvard CI Lecture Series, you do NOT need to register again, as the call-in link you received in your confirmation email is the same. This link is the same for every lecture so if you haven’t already, we recommend creating a recurring calendar item with the link for you to access each week.

If you have not registered for the Harvard CI Lecture Series before, please use this LINK. Once registered you will receive an email with a personalized link and calendar invite. Please use this calendar invite (or create your own with the link provided)

To receive weekly notifications of meetings and subsequent CME surveys, please join the HCILS Mailing List.

To obtain CME credit, attendees are asked to complete the weekly survey. For more information about the series, please contact us.

Spring 2023
Date Topic Speaker
3/21/23 X NO LECTURE
4/4/23   Fabienne Bourgeois, MD
Sigall Bell, MD
4/11/23   Alistair Erskine, MD, MBA
Chief Digital Health Officer at Mass General Brigham
4/18/23 X NO LECTURE
5/9/23   Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH


Past Talks
Date Topic Speaker
1/24/23 From the Longwood Medical Area to Oregon: An Informatics Career Journey

Professor, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE)
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

1/31/23 EHR Vendors 101: About that product change request… Ethan D. Gershon, MD
Physician Informaticist
2/14/23 Predicting Post-Operative Length of Hospital Stay for Pediatric Elective Surgical Patients Lynne R. Ferrari, MD

Associate Chief Medical Officer, Perioperative Strategy
Vice Chair Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Robert M. Smith Endowed Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia
Associate Professor Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Boston Children's Hospital

3/7/23 An Automated Algorithm to Assess Guideline Concordance of Antibiotic Orders
Clinical Decision Support to Enhance Venousthromboembolism Pharmacoprophylaxis Prescribing for Pediatric Inpatients with COVID-19
Julia Yarahuan, MD

Clinical Informatics Fellow and Pediatric Hospitalist
Boston Children's Hospital
Adam Yan, MD
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist
Boston Children's Hospital

3/14/23 EHR Burden During the Covid-19 Pandemic Amrita Sinha, MD
Pediatric Medical ICU Physician and Clinical Informaticist
Boston Children's Hospital