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.

Please subscribe to the Harvard Clinical Informatics Mailing List to receive weekly email reminders, which include the WebEx information and call-in number. If calling in remotely, please take a moment to read our Virtual Etiquette Guide.

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

2019–2020 Schedule

Spring 2020
Date Topic Speaker
1/21/20 Journal Club 
  • Nicole Benson, MD
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Instructor in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Vivek Upadhyay, MD
    Clinical Fellow in Hematology & Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
1/14/20 Boston Children’s Hospital / MITRE Corporation Collaborative Projects David Slater
Lead Operations Research Analyst, Corporation's Operations Research Department, MITRE 
Fall 2019
Date Topic Speaker
12/3/19 Prediction of Patient Placement (POPP): Reducing Emergency Department Boarding Times Andrew Fire, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Associate Physician, Boston Children's Hospital
11/26/19 Patient Safety Learning Laboratory: Improving Diagnostic Safety in Acute Care Anuj K. Dalal, MD
Associate Physician, Hospital Medicine Unit, Division of General Internal Medicine;
Associate Director, Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine
11/12/19 FHIR and Interoperability Brian Anderson, MD
Chief Digital Health Physician, MITRE Corporation
11/5/19 Using IT to Identify Social Determinants of Health Needs and Resources Rebecca Mishuris, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine;
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Boston Medical Center
10/29/19 MHS GENESIS: Is New Technology the Answer? Colonel Thomas Cantilina, MD
Chief Health Informatics Officer, Military Health System (MHS);
Deputy MHS EHR Functional Champion, Defense Health Agency (DHA)
10/22/19 Health Information Exchanges: the Promise and the Potential Laura Adams
Catalyst, X4Health;
Oversight Council, Massachusetts Center for Health Information and Exchange;
Co-Chair, National Academy of Medicine Health Data Trust Initiative Steering Committee
10/15/19 Network Fundamentals Tim White
Vice President, Infrastructure Technology Services, Partners Healthcare
10/8/19 Fairness, Ethics, and Bias in Machine Learning Irene Chen
PhD Student, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
10/1/19 Panel Session
A conversation with recently graduated fellows: Job search, First Jobs, and their experience with EHR roll-outs
  • Jorge A. Rodriguez, MD
    Hospitalist-Researcher, Department of General Internal Medicine, BWH
  • Terrance Lee, MD, MPH
    Chief Medical Information Officer, BIDMC community hospitals
  • Frank Pandolfe, MD, MMSc
    Clinical Product Specialist, InterSystems
9/24/19 Journal Club
  • Lin Shen, MD
    Associate Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy;
    Clinical Informatics Fellow, BWH
  • Peter Hong, MD, FAAP
    Clinical Fellow, Clinical Informatics & Pediatric Hospital Medicine, BCH
9/17/19 Deep Learning Based Quantification of Pulmonary Edema Severity from Chest Radiographs Ruizhi Liao
PhD Student, MIT
9/10/19 Open Data: The story of MIMIC and its future Alistair Johnson, PhD
Research Scientist, MIT