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 Tuesdays 12–1pm. Check the DBMI Calendar for upcoming sessions and descriptions. If calling in remotely, please take a moment to read our Virtual Etiquette Guide.

To subscribe to our mailing list, please click here: Clinical Informatics Mailing List 
**Once subscribed you will recieve weekly email reminders, which include the WebEx information and call-in number 

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

2019-2020 Schedule 

Date          Speaker Details                                 

Dec. 10       Marvin Harper, MD

Dec. 17       Craig Monsen, MD, MS
                    Chief Medical Information Officer, Atrius Health
                    A System Approach to Improving EHR Usability                  

Dec. 24      NO LECTURE 

Dec. 31       NO LECTURE 

Past Lectures | 2018-2019 

Fall 2018                                                                

Sept.18        Adam Landman, MD, MS
                      Chief Information Officer, Brigham Health
                      Physician Burnout and EHRs: Technology as Enabler, Not Impediment 

Sept. 25       Jonathan Hron, MD, FAAP
                      Pediatric Hospitalist and Clinical Informatics Lead for Communication and Education, BCH

Oct. 2          Yuri Quintana, PhD
                     Director of Global Health Informatics, Division of Clinical Informatics, BIDMC
                     Communities of Practice in Healthcare

Oct. 9          Hojjat Salmasian, MD, PhD
                     Program Director, Data Science and Evaluation, BWH Quality and Safety, BWH
                     Unintneded Consequences of AI/ML

Oct. 16        Dan Nigrin, MD, MS
                     Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, BCH
                     When 'Hacktivists' Target Your Hospital

Oct. 23        William Gordon, MD
                      Clinical Informatics Fellow, Partners Clinical Informatics & Innovation Fellowship
                      "Phishing” For Answers: Employee Susceptibility to Phishing Attacks at US Healthcare Institutions

Oct. 30        Lipika Samal, MD, MPH
                      Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
                      Risk Stratification in Chronic Kidney Disease: Implementation and Evaluation of
                      Clinical Decision Support

Nov. 6         NO LECTURE 

Nov. 13       Chase Parsons, DO, MBI
                     Pediatric Hospitalist, Department of Pediatrics, BCH
                     Clinical Decision Support in a Pediatric Hospital

Nov. 20       NO LECTURE 

Nov. 27       NO LECTURE 

Dec. 4         Ronald Samuels, MD, MPH
                     Associate Director, Children's Hospital Primary Care at Longwood, BCH
                     Pediatric Immunizations: Issues with Health Information Exchange (HIE) and Decision Support

Dec. 11       Amy L. Billett, MD
                    Director of Safety and Quality, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
                    The Clinical Informatician's Guide to Patient Safety

Dec. 18       Journal Club
                    Colby C. Uptegraft, MD, MPH- Clinical Informatics Fellow, BCH
                    Lin Shen, MD- Clinical Informatics Fellow, BWH



Spring 2019

Jan. 8          Sarah Kadish, MSE 
                     Vice President of Quality & Patient Safety, DFCI
                     Implementation to Optimization: A Tailored, Data-Driven Approach to
                     Improve Provider Efficiency and Confidence in Use of the Electronic Medical Record

Jan. 15        Jonathan Bickel, MD
                     Assistant in Medicine, Childrens Hospital Primary Care Center, Boston Children's Hospital 
                     Development of Integrated Data Management System

Jan. 22       Amir Kimia, MD
                     Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, BCH
                     Clinician Driven NLP. Applications in Clinical Research and Quality Improvement

Jan. 29       Esteban Gershanik, MD, MPH, MMSc, FAAP, FHM
                     Former CIO and Health Informatics Director, Louisiana Department of Health
                     Associate Physician, Department of Medicine,Brigham and Women's Hospital

Feb. 5         Kathrin Cresswell, PhD
                    University of Edinburgh 
                    Grand Rounds: Technology Strategy and Health Information Systems Implementation

Feb. 26       Yuri Quintana, PhD
                     Co-Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Director of Global Health Informatics
                     Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
                     Harvard Medical School
                     Gamification in Healthcare

March 5      Scott Weiner, MD, MPH
                     Director, Emergency Medicine Division of Health Policy and Public Health
                     Director, Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) Program
                     Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, HMS
                     Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Research and Innovations

March 12     Alistair Erskine, MD, MBA
Chief Digital Health Officer, Partners Healthcare
                     Digital Health- Patient Experience (Geisinger use case)

March 26     Eric Alper, MD 
                       Chief Quality Officer / Chief Clinical Informatics Officer, UMass Memorial Health Care
                       Larry Garber, MD 
                       Medical Director for Informatics, Reliant Medical Group, Board Member –
                       Eliminating Faxing- How Far away are we? How will we get there?

April 9          NO LECTURE
                    *Instead 2nd Annual Howard Bleich, MD, Lecture will take place on Thursday, April 11*                

                      Kevin B. Johnson, MD
                      Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center                 

April 16        Ramin Khorasani, MD, MPH
Vice Chair, Department of Radiology
                       Brigham and Women's Hospital 
                       PAMA - Requirements for Federal Regulations for Imaging Clinical Decision Support

April 23        Adam Wright, PhD
                       Senior Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of General Medicine
                       Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School
                       Making Clinical Decision Support that Works, and Making Sure it Works

April 30       Hojjat Salmasian, MD, PhD
                       Program Director, Data Science and Evaluation
                       Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Quality and Safety
                       Ethics Issues in Artificial Intelligence

May 7           Eugene Kim, MD
                       Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
                       Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons                     
                       Randomized Controlled Trial of a Culture Sensitivity Visualization Tool

May 14         Steven Horng, MD MMSc
                       Associate Director of Informatics | Associate Fellowship Director in Clinical Informatics
                       Instructor in Emergency Medicine | Department of Emergency Medicine | Division of Informatics
                       Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Harvard Medical School
                       Getting Beyond Interruptive Alerts: A Case Study of Passive Just-In-Time Decision Support       

Fall 2019 

Sept. 10      Alistair Johnson, PhD
                     Research Scientist, MIT
                     Open Data: The story of MIMIC and its future           

Sept. 17       Ruizhi Liao
                      PhD Student, MIT
                      Deep Learning Based Quantification of Pulmonary Edema Severity from Chest Radiographs 

Sept. 24       Lin Shen, MD- Associate Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology,
                      Endoscopy, Clinical Informatics Fellow, BWH
                      Article Link HERE
                      Peter Hong, MD, FAAP- Clinical Fellow, BCH, Clinical Informatics & Pediatric Hospital Medicine
                       Article Link HERE
                      Journal Club

Oct. 1         Jorge A. Rodriguez, MD, Hospitalist-Researcher, BWH, Dept. of General Internal Medicine
                   Terrance Lee, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Information Officer, BIDMC community hospitals 
                   Frank Pandolfe, MD, MMSc, Clinical Product Specialist, InterSystems 
                   Panel Session- A conversation with recently graduated fellows Job search, First Jobs,
                   and their experience with EHR roll-outs

Oct. 8        Irene Chen, PhD Student
Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
                   Fairness, Ethics, and Bias in Machine Learning   

Oct. 15        Tim White, Vice President, Infrastructure Technology Services, Partners Healthcare 
                     Network Fundamentals 

Oct. 22        Laura Adams                 
                     Catalyst, X4Health, Washinton, D.C.
                     Oversight Council, MA Center for Health Information and Exchange, Boston, MA
                     Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Health Data Trust Initiative, Washington,
                     Health Information Exchanges: the Promise and the Potential

Oct. 29      Colonel Thomas Cantilina, MD
                    Chief Health Informatics Officer, Military Health System (MHS)
                    Deputy MHS EHR Functional Champion,  Defense Health Agency (DHA)
                    MHS GENESIS: Is New Technology the Answer?

Nov. 5       Rebecca Mishuris, MD, MPH
                   Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
                   Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Boston Medical Center
                   Using IT to Identify Social Determinants of Health Needs and Resources

Nov. 12       Brian Anderson, MD
                     Chief Digital Health Physician, MITRE Corporation  
                     FHIR and Interoperability 

Nov. 26       Anuj K. Dalal, MD
                     Associate Physician, Hospital Medicine Unit, Division of General Internal Medicine 
                     Associate Director, Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine
                     Patient Safety Learning Laboratory: Improving Diagnostic Safety in Acute Care

Dec. 3         Andrew Fire, MD, MPH
                    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
                    Associate Physician, Boston Children's Hospital
                    Prediction of Patient Placement (POPP): Reducing Emergency Department Boarding Times