2022–2023 Schedule

Fall 2022
Date Topic Speaker
9/27/22 Machine Learning Model Evaluation and Deployment in Epic Sayon Dutta, MD, MPH
Physician Lead for Emergency Medicine and Clinical Decision Support at Partners eCare
Associate Physician, MGH Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
10/4/22 Machine Learning for Operational Decision-making. A Story of COVID Forecasting

Steven Horng, MD, MMSc
Clinical Lead for Machine Learning, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Program Director at Clinical Informatics Fellowship, BIDMC
Research Affiliate, MIT
Emma Lee
Quality Research Analyst, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science, BIDMC

10/11/22 Informatics Career in Industry Elisabeth Scheufele, MD, MS, FAAP, FAMIA
Physician Informaticist | Medical Information Office
General Pediatrician | Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center
Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Instructor | Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
10/18/22 Large Language Models for Clinical Information Extraction Monica Agrawal
PhD Student, MIT CSAIL
10/25/22 Using EHR Audit Log Data to Understand Patterns and Quality of Ambulatory Care Lisa Rotenstein, MD, MBA
Medical Director, Population Health, Primary Care Center of Excellence, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, BWH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
11/1/22 RadTex: Learning Efficient Radiograph Representations from Text Reports Keegan Quigley
Associate Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Miriam Cha, PhD
Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory 
11/15/22 Embedding Data-Driven Equity into Action for Patient Safety, Quality, and Experience Esteban Gershanik, MD, MMSc
Medical Director of Quality, Safety and Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, BWH
Instructor of Medicine, Part-Time Harvard Medical School
11/29/22 Predictive Modeling in the Age of Machine Learning: Seeing Trees behind the Forest Alexander Turchin, MD, MS
Director of Quality in Diabetes, Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director of Informatics Research, Division of Endocrinology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
12/6/22 Measuring and Reducing Wrong-Patient Errors Hojjat Salmasian, MD, PhD
Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Supporting Medical Extended Reality at MGB: the NextUp Approach


Virtually Better: The Science and Practice of Medical Extended Reality

Mark Zhang, DO, MMSc
Associate CMIO of Digital Innovation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Medical Director of Digital Innovation Hub, Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Director of Health Services Research, Cedars-Sinai
Director, Master’s Degree Program in Health Delivery Science
12/20/22 Pragmatic clinical Trial of CDS for Hypertension Management in Primary Care Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Preliminary Results and Future Directions Lipika Samal, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Spring 2023
Date Topic Speaker
1/24/23 From the Longwood Medical Area to Oregon: An Informatics Career Journey William Hersh, MD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI
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
4/11/23 Steps Facing a New Chief Information
and Digital Officer
Alistair Erskine, MD, MBA
Chief Information and Digital Officer, Emory Healthcare
Vice President for Digital Health, Emory University
Woodruff Health Sciences Center
5/9/23 Physician Leadership in Designing the Digital Tools of the Future  Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH
President-elect, American Medical Association
Senior Associate Dean, Tenured Professor of Anesthesiology
and Director of the “Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment”
Medical College of Wisconsin

OurDX: Patients and Families as Diagnostic Partners

Fabienne Bourgeois, MD
Pediatric Hospitalist and Associate CMIO
Boston Children's Hospital
Sigall Bell, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director of Patient Safety and Quality Initiatives
Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, BCH