Matt is a primary care doctor and medical director of quality and patient safety at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare (BIDHC).
Matt first caught the attention of the OpenNotes team when an essay he authored at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health was shared with Tom Delbanco and Jan Walker. In the paper, Matt outlined a future where patients will be invited to contribute to their medical records. Little did he know, plans were underway to study that very idea. Matt now helps to lead the development and implementation of a multi-institution OurNotes pilot, studying the effects of inviting patients to co-produce notes.
After receiving his medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School, Matt completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, where he was Clinic Chief Resident and also supported clinicians throughout a new electronic health record implementation. Matt then completed a Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality at Harvard Medical School, as well as a Master of Public Health in Healthcare Management at Harvard Chan School of Public Health.
At BIDHC, in addition to caring for pediatric and adult patients, Matt’s administrative role involves overseeing the operations of quality improvement and patient safety, collaborating to develop the organization’s strategic vision and plan for quality and safety, and supporting the development of a continuous learning system that promotes a culture of safety and high reliability throughout the organization.