“Leading and Managing Change”
Charles Safran, MD
Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
October 11, 2016
Noon - 1pm
Countway Medical Library
5th Floor, Ballard Room
(please feel free to bring lunch)
Charles Safran, MD, Professor Medicine at Harvard Medical School is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The goals of the Division have been to improve the quality and reduce the cost of medical care, to enhance the quality of medical education, to improve the relationship between doctor and patient, and to explore innovative approaches to research through computing.
Charles Safran is a primary care internist who has devoted his professional career to improving patient care through the creative use of informatics. Dr. Safran is a faculty member of the Biomedical Informatics Research Program (BIRT) which seeks to train leaders who will help transform tomorrow’s healthcare through the creative use of information and communication technology. Through real-world exposure to and participation within one of the world preeminent clinical computing system environments, our fellows learn how to assess needs of clinicians and patients, refine clinical processes, and design and implement clinical systems.
He is the past President and Chairman of American Medical Informatics Association was previously Vice-President of the International Medical Informatics Association. He is an elected fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Safran is Editor emeritus of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and on the Health on the Net (HON) Foundation Council.
During Dr. Safran's career he has helped develop and deploy large institutional integrated clinical computing systems, electronic health records, clinical decision support systems to help clinicians treat patients with HIVIAIDS and most recently personal care suppmi systems for parents with premature infants which he calls collaborative healthcare. He founded a company, Clinician Support Technology and as its CEO successfully brought his ideas to a national market. The company's products and technology were acquired by a major public company. He has over 150 publications and speaks to national and international audiences. He has testified for the U.S. Congress on Health IT. He graduated cum laude in Mathematics and hold a Master’s degree in mathematical logic and a Doctor of Medicine all from Tufts University.