Jonathan Teich is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, assistant professor of medicine and emergency medicine at Harvard, principal in healthcare informatics at MITRE Corporation, and clinical architecture leader for health IT in developing countries with OpenMRS.
Dr. Teich founded the Clinical Informatics R&D department at Partners Healthcare, developing two generations of innovative electronic health records, computerized ordering and clinical decision support (CDS) systems that cut adverse medication events in half. He was founding Chief Medical Officer of Healthvision, a pioneering web-based health information exchange, and served ten years as CMIO for Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of scientific and health information, where he led vision, strategy, and design for knowledge-based tools and CDS supporting provider- and patient-driven care. At MITRE, a nonprofit Federally-funded research and development center, he is working on a range of projects including a national CDS sharing repository and a standardized health record for streamlined capture and presentation of most important information for a given clinical situation. With OpenMRS, he has designed systems supporting community clinics, national health programs in Africa and south Asia, MSF trials of new TB drugs, and an acute-care system for the difficult working conditions of Ebola treatment centers.
Dr. Teich has authored over 100 publications in medical informatics and healthcare IT. He is a co-author of the book, Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide. He co-chaired the HHS Roadmap for National Action on Clinical Decision Support, and from 2009-2012 helped lead the CDS portfolio for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). He has served on the board of directors of AMIA, HIMSS, and the eHealth Initiative, and serves on a variety of industry and government councils on CDS, health informatics and quality, and knowledge delivery.