Paul Varghese

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Clinical and Quality Analysis - 2016
  • MD, Brown University School of Medicine
  • ScB, Brown University

My interest is in improving the safety and efficacy of HIT. Prior to joining the MMSc in Biomedical Informatics program, I worked in the HIT industry, where I encountered the practical challenges of designing and implementing clinical information systems, including interoperability, usability, and evaluating the risk associated with medical software as a regulated medical device.  This experience has shaped my research interests, with my primary focus on how we can improve the overall HIT safety by better categorizing HIT hazards and frequency of associated harm.  Looking ahead, I hope to apply these insights to shape the perspective both clinicians and regulatory bodies as they evaluate HIT as a critical component in healthcare delivery.