John Halamka is internationally recognized for his numerous contributions to health information technology. An emergency physician by training, Dr. Halamka spent over 20 years at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he introduced one of the first patient portals in the country. While in Massachusetts, Dr. Halamka served as the executive director of the Health Technology Exploration Center at Beth Israel Lahey Health, and as the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School.
In January 2020, John became the president of the Mayo Clinic Platform in Rochester, Minnesota, where he leads the Clinic’s digital health and artificial intelligence projects, focusing on quick, safe, and high-quality innovative changes in response to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare technology.
In addition to continuing as a practicing physician, Dr. Halamka has flown all over the world to help governments develop and analyze health information technology policies. He has written a dozen books about technology-related issues, hundreds of articles, and thousands of posts on his infamous Geekdoctor blog.
Dr Halamka is also an organic farmer in Sherborn, Massachusetts, overseeing cider/mead production, 150 animals, and 15 acres of agriculture.