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Patient Safety: Leveraging IT to Make Healthcare Safer

Session: Symposium: Information Technology: Your New BFF?
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 9:30 AM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 114
Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH, Partners Healthcare System/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Gianna Zuccotti, MD is the Clinical Content Director for the Partners eCare Program. She has a long-standing interest in healthcare delivery systems, quality improvement, patient safety, and medical education. In her current role at Partners Dr. Zuccotti has oversight of the content development, maintenance and optimization activities for the health systemís electronic medical record. Her research interests focus on informatics initiatives designed to improve patient safety and mitigate risk. Such initiatives have included physician documentation, clinical workflow, results management, decision making and care coordination, among others. She also is the Associate Medical Director for Risk Management Informatics at the Harvard Risk Management Foundation (RMF). Trained in infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology she previously served as the Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Affairs and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. On a national level, Dr. Zuccotti is active as a Medical Editor. She was the Contributing Editor for Infectious Disease at JAMA from 2005-2012. Since 1999, she has been an Editor at The Medical Letter. Currently as Executive Editor, she guides content development, technology implementation and strategic planning for the publication. Dr. Zuccotti is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and remains active as a clinician on the faculty of the Infectious Disease Division at Brigham and Womenís Hospital.

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