Live interview online: Dr. Jonathan Teich on Clinical Decision Support

Healthcare Scene blogger John Lynn will interview Elsevier’s chief medical informatics officer in a Google Hangout

Jonathan Teich, MD, PhDIn a Google Hangout on Thursday, well-known healthcare writer and blogger John Lynn will do a live video streaming interview with Dr. Jonathan Teich, Elsevier's Chief Medical Informatics Officer on his online show Healthcare Scene.

Topics will include:

  • The role of CDS in the healthcare industry
  • Future implications for CDS
  • Suggestions for how CDS can improve clinical care, prevent adverse events, and streamline clinical workflow.

Lynn's blogs include EMR and HIPAA, EMR and EHR, and Meaningful HIT News.

To watch the interview

The Google Hangout on is on Thursday, February 13, from 12 to 1 pm EST. Click here to register.

Live tweeting

Follow @ElsevierConnect and @ClinicalKey on Twitter during the event for live conversations. The hashtag is #ElsevierCDS.[divider]

About the guest

What is Clinical Decision Support?

Clinical Decision Support (CDS) is about bringing high-quality content to where medical practitioners work, delivering it within the workflow and in some cases through the technology hospitals are already using, such as electronic health records (EHRs). For health professionals, it's not enough for information to be good; it must be delivered quickly and be well-organized.

At Elsevier, Dr. Teich works with the Clinical Solutions group to develop products that use sophisticated search technology and "smart content" to deliver evidence-based, actionable information clinicians can use to make decisions at the point of care.

Creating CDS tools requires attention to usability, health-care workflow and human factors. That's because users must be able to see relevant, actionable information quickly while they are caring for patients or writing orders.

For more on Elsevier's Clinical Decision Support program here.

Dr. Jonathan Teich's primary focus is the design of innovative information systems to directly improve clinical care, prevent adverse events and streamline clinical workflow to address the most critical needs of the healthcare community.

As a practicing physician, he has a wealth of experience in the scientific and technical fields. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard, and a board-certified attending physician in emergency medicine at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he has practiced since 1983.

A recognized leader in his field, he serves on a number of industry and government leadership councils. He is co-chair of the panel responsible for the HHS-sponsored Roadmap for National Action on Clinical Decision Support and is a board member of the eHealth Initiative, a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and a member of the American Health Information Community Quality Workgroup. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, books, and editorials in the field of medical informatics and healthcare information systems.

Dr. Teich also helped to found Healthvision Inc., an Internet healthcare company producing innovative, web-based, clinical information systems and patient/community information sites for large healthcare organizations. He served as Healthvision's chief medical officer, responsible for strategic product vision across clinical and patient product areas.

Read more about his work in this Elsevier Connect article.


Elsevier Connect Contributor

As Director of Corporate Relations, Christopher Capot (@Chris_Capot) heads up public relations for Elsevier's Health Sciences division. He has been a public relations and media relations professional at agencies and corporations for more than 10 years. Prior to that, he was an award-winning newspaper journalist, last working as a business reporter at the New Haven Register in Connecticut. He works in Elsevier's New York office.

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