2019–2020 Schedule

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
Spring 2020
Date Topic Speaker

Lessons from the Pandemic: 22 Days Addressing the NP Swab Shortage


Telemedicine in the Emergency Department for COVID-19 Response

  • Ramy Arnaout, MD, DPhil, FCAP, FASCP
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
    Associate Director, Clinical Microbiology
    Faculty, Division of Clinical Informatics, Department of Medicine
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Faculty, Department of Systems Biology, HMS                    
  • Larry A. Nathanson, MD
    Director of Emergency Medicine Informatics, BIDMC
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Artificial Intelligence:
Nuts and Bolts of Machine Learning for Medical Imaging

Katherine Andriole, PhD
Director of Research Strategy and Operations,                                      MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Natural Language Processing for Healthcare

Geeticka Chauhan
Graduate Student, MIT CSAIL 

Telehealth for Covid-19



COVID Pass: A Web-based, Mobile Responsive Application to Screen Healthcare Workers for COVID Symptoms

  • Oren Mechanic, MD
    Director of Telehealth, Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)
    Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Core Faculty, Clinical Skills Course, Harvard Medical School
  • Haipeng (Mark) Zhang, DO, MMSc
    Digital Innovation Hub, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
    Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
4/7/20 COVID-19 Response: Experience to date at
Boston Children's Hospital
  • Jonathan Hron, MD
    Pediatric Hospitalist and Physician Lead for Inpatient Informatics, Program Director, Boston Children’s Hospital Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s HospitalInstructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Chase Parsons, DO, MBI
    Pediatric Hospitalist, Department of Pediatrics; Physician Lead for Prescriber Education and Clinical Decision Support, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Marvin Harper, MD
    Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine Associate Physician, Boston Children's Hospital; Chief Medical Information Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
3/31/20 Secondary use of EHR audit log data: The Hope and the Hype
  • Jonathan Hron, MD
    Hospitalist and Clinical Informaticist, Boston Children's
    Hospital; Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
  • Hojjat Salmasian, MD, PhD, MPH
    Medical Director, Data Science and Analytics
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Quality and Safety, Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
3/24/20 Clinical Imaging Informatics in Action: Extracting Valuable Knowledge from Archival Pediatric Brain MRI
  • Randy L. Gollub, MD, PhD
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Associate Director for Translational Research, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Co-Director HST Neuroimaging Training Program
  • Yangming Ou, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Faculty, Fetal-Neontal NeuroImaging Data Science Center (FNNDSC); Affiliate Faculty, Computational Health Informatics Program (CHIP)
3/3/20 Machine Learning to Predict Inpatient Deterioration and Alert Clinicians: From Raw Data to Clinical Implementation Santiago Romero-Brufau, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Systems Engineering and Medicine, Mayo Clinic
2/25/20 Pediatric and Adolescent OpenNotes: Adoption and Implementation Challenges Fabienne Bourgeois, MD, MPH
Pediatric Hospitalist, Clinical Informatician
Boston Children’s Hospital
2/11/20 OpenNotes: Contemplating Fully Transparent Medical Records Tom Delbanco, MD, MACP
Keane Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
2/4/20 Cybersecurity for the Clinical Informaticist Marvin Harper, MD
Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
Associate Physician, Boston Children's Hospital;
Chief Medical Information Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
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