I am an internal medicine physician and have found a home in clinical informatics at Atrius Health. As the Chief Medical Information Officer, I spend much of my week thinking about how our electronic health record can make it easier to do the right thing. There is no single path into this field of clinical informatics, but I began mine by studying biomedical engineering at Harvard University, followed by an excursion to Baltimore to attend medical school at Johns Hopkins. I returned to Boston to begin my residency at Atrius Health, practicing at the Harvard Vanguard Copley site and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a busy resident, Atrius Health was supportive of my interests with readily accessible leadership and a commitment to creating the future of primary care.
Since then, my informatics work has evolved to understand how clinical information systems may be tuned to: 1) improve joy in practice, 2) predict and prevent adverse health outcomes, 3) promote health data exchange, and 4) facilitate value-based care.
In the process, I have been a beneficiary of our research and development collaboration infrastructure, including work with industry partners like Healthfinch and Linguamatics, academic medical centers like Johns Hopkins, and publishing work from the electronic medical record in peer-reviewed journals. I enjoy balancing research and clinical care since I routinely benefit from the two perspectives. Often, a new patient visit jogs my thoughts on data exchange, or hearing about a remote monitoring solution affects my referrals to visiting nurse care. If operating in a highly-functioning ambulatory practice at multiple scales in the healthcare system is something you’re interested in, Atrius Health might be the place for you.