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Adam Wright, PhD
Scientist, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Medicine
General Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Email: adam_wright AT harvard DOT edu

Research Narrative:

Adam Wright is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Mediscal School and a Senior Scientist in the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.  Dr. Wright's research interests include electronic health records, clinical decision support and data mining. He is principal investigator of several NIH-funded studies focused on making electronic health records smarter, safer and more usable.  In addition to research, Adam directs the introductory biomedical informatics courses at Harvard and teaches clinical epidemiology and healthcare policy to medical students. Adam has a PhD in Medical Informatics from from Oregon Health and Science University, and a BS in Mathematical and Computational Sciences from Stanford University.

Oregon Health and Sciences University, 2007, PhD
Stanford University, 2004, BS

Courses Taught:
2008-present, Harvard Medical School, Introduction to Biomedical Informatics

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Quist AJ, Hickman TT, Amato MG, Volk LA, Salazar A, Robertson A, Wright A, Bates DW, Phansalkar S, Lambert BL, Schiff GD. Analysis of variations in the display of drug names in computerized prescriber-order-entry systems. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2017 Apr 01; 74(7):499-509.

2. Levine DM, Healey MJ, Wright A, Bates DW, Linder JA, Samal L. Changes in the quality of care during progress from stage 1 to stage 2 of Meaningful Use. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Mar 01; 24(2):394-397.

3. McEvoy DS, Sittig DF, Hickman TT, Aaron S, Ai A, Amato M, Bauer DW, Fraser GM, Harper J, Kennemer A, Krall MA, Lehmann CU, Malhotra S, Murphy DR, O'Kelley B, Samal L, Schreiber R, Singh H, Thomas EJ, Vartian CV, Westmorland J, McCoy AB, Wright A. Variation in high-priority drug-drug interaction alerts across institutions and electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Mar 01; 24(2):331-338.

4. Amato MG, Salazar A, Hickman TT, Quist AJ, Volk LA, Wright A, McEvoy D, Galanter WL, Koppel R, Loudin B, Adelman J, McGreevey JD, Smith DH, Bates DW, Schiff GD. Computerized prescriber order entry-related patient safety reports: analysis of 2522 medication errors. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Mar 01; 24(2):316-322.

5. Kannampallil TG, Abraham J, Solotskaya A, Philip SG, Lambert BL, Schiff GD, Wright A, Galanter WL. Learning from errors: analysis of medication order voiding in CPOE systems. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Feb 19.

6. Schreiber R, Sittig DF, Ash J, Wright A. Orders on file but no labs drawn: investigation of machine and human errors caused by an interface idiosyncrasy. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Feb 16.

7. Sittig DF, Wright A, Ash J, Singh H. New Unintended Adverse Consequences of Electronic Health Records. Yearb Med Inform. 2016 Nov 10; (1):7-12.

8. Singh K, Betensky RA, Wright A, Curhan GC, Bates DW, Waikar SS. A Concept-Wide Association Study of Clinical Notes to Discover New Predictors of Kidney Failure. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Dec 07; 11(12):2150-2158.

9. Wright A, Aaron S, Bates DW. The Big Phish: Cyberattacks Against U.S. Healthcare Systems. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Oct; 31(10):1115-8.

10. Middleton B, Sittig DF, Wright A. Clinical Decision Support: a 25 Year Retrospective and a 25 Year Vision. Yearb Med Inform. 2016 Aug 02; Suppl 1:S103-16.