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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

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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. Gensheimer SG, Wu AW, Snyder CF. Oh, the Places We'll Go: Patient-Reported Outcomes and Electronic Health Records. Patient. 2018 12; 11(6):591-598.

2. Wright A, Neri PM, Aaron S, Hickman TT, Maloney FL, Solomon DA, McEvoy D, Ai A, Kron K, Zuccotti G. Development and evaluation of a novel user interface for reviewing clinical microbiology results. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Aug 01; 25(8):1064-1068.

3. Ray S, McEvoy DS, Aaron S, Hickman TT, Wright A. Using statistical anomaly detection models to find clinical decision support malfunctions. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jul 01; 25(7):862-871.

4. Van de Velde S, Kunnamo I, Roshanov P, Kortteisto T, Aertgeerts B, Vandvik PO, Flottorp S. The GUIDES checklist: development of a tool to improve the successful use of guideline-based computerised clinical decision support. Implement Sci. 2018 06 25; 13(1):86.

5. D'Amore JD, Li C, McCrary L, Niloff JM, Sittig DF, McCoy AB, Wright A. Using Clinical Data Standards to Measure Quality: A New Approach. Appl Clin Inform. 2018 04; 9(2):422-431.

6. Ai A, Wong A, Amato M, Wright A. Communication failure: analysis of prescribers' use of an internal free-text field on electronic prescriptions. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 Jun 01; 25(6):709-714.

7. Wright A, Aaron S, Seger DL, Samal L, Schiff GD, Bates DW. Reduced Effectiveness of Interruptive Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts after Conversion to a Commercial Electronic Health Record. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Nov; 33(11):1868-1876.

8. McEvoy D, Barnett ML, Sittig DF, Aaron S, Mehrotra A, Wright A. Changes in hospital bond ratings after the transition to a new electronic health record. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 May 01; 25(5):572-574.

9. Wright A, Ai A, Ash J, Wiesen JF, Hickman TT, Aaron S, McEvoy D, Borkowsky S, Dissanayake PI, Embi P, Galanter W, Harper J, Kassakian SZ, Ramoni R, Schreiber R, Sirajuddin A, Bates DW, Sittig DF. Clinical decision support alert malfunctions: analysis and empirically derived taxonomy. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 May 01; 25(5):496-506.

10. Kron K, Myers S, Volk L, Nathan A, Neri P, Salazar A, Amato MG, Wright A, Karmiy S, McCord S, Seoane-Vazquez E, Eguale T, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Bates DW, Schiff G. Incorporating medication indications into the prescribing process. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2018 06 01; 75(11):774-783.