John Halamka is nationally recognized for his numerous contributions to health information technology. An emergency physician by training, John is the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School and Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess System, where he introduced one of the first patient portals nationally.
John brings a long history of efforts to improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency for patients, providers, and payers throughout the world, using information technology. He has written five books, several hundred articles, and is well-known for his popular Life as a Healthcare CIO blog.
Bringing further perspectives to OpenNotes, he is also an organic farmer in Sherborn, Massachusetts, overseeing 15 acres of agriculture, 150 animals, and cider/mead making.
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