A Conversation with David Bates, MD, MSc, Chairman of the American Medical Informatics Association



By Brian Raymond, MPH

Spring 2008 - Volume 12 Number 2

https://doi.org/10.7812/TPP/07-133

A world-renowned physician-researcher, David Bates, MD, MSc, is Chief of the Division of General Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, and a Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health, where he is codirector of the Program in Clinical Effectiveness. He is the Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Information Systems at Partners HealthCare System, Inc. He is also the former Chair of the National Alliance for Primary Care Informatics (NAPCI) and the Chairman of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). Dr Bates' primary interests are in information technology and how it can be used to improve safety and quality. He has conducted extensive research on medication safety in particular, evaluating the incidence and preventability of adverse drug events. He is the author of over 350 publications in peer-reviewed journals.


 

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