Jeffrey Arthur Linder, M.D.
|Title||Associate Professor of Medicine|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Address||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
1620 Tremont Street, BC-3-2X
Div. of General Medicine & Primary Care
Boston MA 02120
I am a general internist and primary care clinician-investigator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and see my overarching goal as improving primary care in the United States.
My research focuses on 2 principal topics: the care of ambulatory patients with acute respiratory infections – the number one symptomatic reason for seeking medical care in the United States – and the use of health information technology and electronic health records (EHRs) to improve ambulatory care. Please see below for a list of research publications, editorials, meeting proceedings, book chapters, and patient educational materials.
For teaching, I precept BWH Medical Residents in The Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care. I teach Medical Students and Residents when I serve on the General Medical Service and supervise medical students in their core ambulatory rotation. I was a Conference Leader in the HMS Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health Course from 2007 to 2011. I currently Co-Direct the HMS first-year Pursuing Inquiry in Medicine Course and am the HMS Fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care Site Director at BWH.
Administratively, for Partners HealthCare, I serve on the Longitudinal Medical Record (LMR) – the Partners Healthcare EHR – Expert Panel for Adult Primary Care and was a member of the LMR Executive Committee, representing research issues in the future direction of the LMR. At BWH, I am the Director of our Primary Care Practice Based Research Network.
Regionally, I served a 3-year term from 2007-2010 as the New England Regional President of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Nationally, I was on the Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement Measures Implementation and Evaluation Advisory Committee and, from 2009-2012 was on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Practice Based Research Network National Steering Committee. My primary care practice is at The Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care where I provide preventive, acute, and chronic care for my primary care patients.
Available: 08/01/12, Expires: 09/30/14
To design, implement, and evaluate novel electronic health record
functionality, informed by behavioral economic principles, that helps doctors avoid inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for patients with acute respiratory infections. Medical students could potentially become involved with any stage of the project including assisting with background work; the design, implementation, and evaluation of the intervention; or general assistance. Medical students will be exposed to a broad range of general and specific concepts including clinical research, practice-based research, electronic health records, information systems, informatics, primary care, behavior change, epidemiology, biostatistics, and behavioral economics.
Available: 11/03/10, Expires: 07/01/14
This project is using focus groups and quality improvement techniques to decrease the antibiotic prescribing rate for acute bronchitis to near zero percent in BWH primary care practices. We will be monitoring patients prospectively and retrospectively to identify outcomes and adverse events. Participating medical students can become involved at any stage of the project including design, patient enrollment, chart review, data entry, data analysis and intervention implementation.
Available: 08/01/12, Expires: 07/01/14
The student will work with Dr. Linder or other collaborator in the Brigham and Women's Primary Care Practice Based Research Network to identify and address a question related to primary care. Potential areas within primary care include epidemiology; clinical decision-making; quality of care; outcomes; patient preferences; use of health information technology and electronic health records; or others. The student may use local billing or administrative data; electronic health record data; publically-available data; or primary data collection, if appropriate.
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