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 Registration Link 
                                        After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
                                                                 information about joining the meeting.​                                                                                                                     

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.

2020–2021 Schedule (Virtual) 

Fall 2020
Date Topic Speaker
11/3/20 Preserving Privacy for Patients and Families: Confidential Notes in Pediatrics Chase Parsons, DO, MBI, FAAP
Physician Lead for Informatics Prescriber Education and Clinical Decision Support
Pediatric Hospitalist | Division of General Pediatrics
Instructor of Pediatrics | Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital
11/10/20   Lipika Samal, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS

John Torous, MD, MBI
Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division,
Department of Psychiatry,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Past Talks
Date Topic Speaker
10/27/20 Conducting Clinical Trials to Study Mobile Apps 
  • Mihir Kamdar, MD
    Section Head, Division of Palliative Care, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
    Director, MGH Cancer Pain Clinic
    Divisions of Palliative Care & Anesthesia Pain Medicine, MGH
    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School  
  • Alexander Turchin, MD, MS
    Director of Informatics Research Division Director of Quality in Diabetes

    Division of Endocrinology
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School 

10/20/20 Digital Phenotyping Using Smartphones 
  • Jukka-Pekka Onnela, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biostatistics
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Timothy R. Smith, MD, PhD, MPH
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Computational Neuroscience Outcomes Center (CNOC), Brigham and Women's Hospital
10/13/20 Real-world Informatics Challenges in Building a Real-World Oncology Registry: The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation’s CureCloud Experience Steven E. Labkoff, MD, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA
Chief Data Officer, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Doctor of Medicine, Temple University Medical School
10/6/20 A Sociotechnical Framework for Safety-Related EHR Research Reporting: The SAFER Reporting Framework Dean Sittig, PhD
Professor, Biomedical Informatics
9/29/20 21st Century Cures, APIs, and a Roadmap For Patient-Led Data Sharing William Gordon, MD, MBI
Director, Solution & Experience | Digital Care Transformation | Mass General Brigham
9/22/20 High Quality Research and Innovation in a Commercial EHR Adam Wright, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA, FIAHSI
Professor of Biomedical Informatics,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


GAN Tutorial - From basics to current state-of-the-art, and towards key applications in medicine

Razvan Marinescu, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher in Medical Image Computing, MIT CSAIL      


ML-Driven Clinical Documentation: A New EHR Paradigm

Divya Gopinath
Graduate Student, MIT CSAIL