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profileDaniel Zev Sands, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine, Part-time
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
AddressBeth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr
Health Care Associates/E Shapiro 622
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
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  1. Sands DZ, Wald JS. Transforming health care delivery through consumer engagement, health data transparency, and patient-generated health information. Yearb Med Inform. 2014 Aug 15; 9:170-6. PMID: 25123739; PMCID: PMC4287058.
  2. Goodman KW, Berner ES, Dente MA, Kaplan B, Koppel R, Rucker D, Sands DZ, Winkelstein P. Challenges in ethics, safety, best practices, and oversight regarding HIT vendors, their customers, and patients: a report of an AMIA special task force. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jan-Feb; 18(1):77-81. PMID: 21075789; PMCID: PMC3005880.
  3. Agarwal R, Sands DZ, Schneider JD. Quantifying the economic impact of communication inefficiencies in U.S. hospitals. J Healthc Manag. 2010 Jul-Aug; 55(4):265-81; discussion 281-2. PMID: 20812527.
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  4. Weingart SN, Simchowitz B, Shiman L, Brouillard D, Cyrulik A, Davis RB, Isaac T, Massagli M, Morway L, Sands DZ, Spencer J, Weissman JS. Clinicians' assessments of electronic medication safety alerts in ambulatory care. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Sep 28; 169(17):1627-32. PMID: 19786683.
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  5. Weingart SN, Massagli M, Cyrulik A, Isaac T, Morway L, Sands DZ, Weissman JS. Assessing the value of electronic prescribing in ambulatory care: a focus group study. Int J Med Inform. 2009 Sep; 78(9):571-8. PMID: 19395307.
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  6. Isaac T, Weissman JS, Davis RB, Massagli M, Cyrulik A, Sands DZ, Weingart SN. Overrides of medication alerts in ambulatory care. Arch Intern Med. 2009 Feb 09; 169(3):305-11. PMID: 19204222.
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  7. Sands DZ. Failed connections: why connecting humans is as important as connecting computers. Medscape J Med. 2008; 10(11):262. PMID: 19099012; PMCID: PMC2605126.
  8. Sands DZ. ePatients: engaging patients in their own care. Medscape J Med. 2008 Jan 25; 10(1):19. PMID: 18324329; PMCID: PMC2258481.
  9. Roter DL, Larson S, Sands DZ, Ford DE, Houston T. Can e-mail messages between patients and physicians be patient-centered? Health Commun. 2008; 23(1):80-6. PMID: 18443995.
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  10. Weingart SN, Hamrick HE, Tutkus S, Carbo A, Sands DZ, Tess A, Davis RB, Bates DW, Phillips RS. Medication safety messages for patients via the web portal: the MedCheck intervention. Int J Med Inform. 2008 Mar; 77(3):161-8. PMID: 17581772.
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  11. Khaikin M, Schneidereit N, Cera S, Sands D, Efron J, Weiss EG, Nogueras JJ, Vernava AM, Wexner SD. Laparoscopic vs. open surgery for acute adhesive small-bowel obstruction: patients' outcome and cost-effectiveness. Surg Endosc. 2007 May; 21(5):742-6. PMID: 17332956.
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  12. Tang PC, Ash JS, Bates DW, Overhage JM, Sands DZ. Personal health records: definitions, benefits, and strategies for overcoming barriers to adoption. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 Mar-Apr; 13(2):121-6. PMID: 16357345; PMCID: PMC1447551.
  13. Weingart SN, Pagovich O, Sands DZ, Li JM, Aronson MD, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Bates DW. Patient-reported service quality on a medicine unit. Int J Qual Health Care. 2006 Apr; 18(2):95-101. PMID: 16282334.
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  14. Weingart SN, Rind D, Tofias Z, Sands DZ. Who uses the patient internet portal? The PatientSite experience. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 Jan-Feb; 13(1):91-5. PMID: 16221943; PMCID: PMC1380201.
  15. Weingart SN, Pagovich O, Sands DZ, Li JM, Aronson MD, Davis RB, Bates DW, Phillips RS. What can hospitalized patients tell us about adverse events? Learning from patient-reported incidents. J Gen Intern Med. 2005 Sep; 20(9):830-6. PMID: 16117751; PMCID: PMC1490203.
  16. Weingart SN, Toth M, Eneman J, Aronson MD, Sands DZ, Ship AN, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Lessons from a patient partnership intervention to prevent adverse drug events. Int J Qual Health Care. 2004 Dec; 16(6):499-507. PMID: 15557360.
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  17. Houston TK, Sands DZ, Jenckes MW, Ford DE. Experiences of patients who were early adopters of electronic communication with their physician: satisfaction, benefits, and concerns. Am J Manag Care. 2004 Sep; 10(9):601-8. PMID: 15515992.
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  18. Sands DZ. Help for physicians contemplating use of e-mail with patients. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004 Jul-Aug; 11(4):268-9. PMID: 15252925; PMCID: PMC436073.
  19. Delbanco T, Sands DZ. Electrons in flight--e-mail between doctors and patients. N Engl J Med. 2004 Apr 22; 350(17):1705-7. PMID: 15102994.
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  20. Weingart SN, Toth M, Sands DZ, Aronson MD, Davis RB, Phillips RS. Physicians' decisions to override computerized drug alerts in primary care. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Nov 24; 163(21):2625-31. PMID: 14638563.
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  21. Cotter C, Coye M, Keenan G, Lin CT, Marchibroda J, Napoleone D, Sands DZ, Skinner R, Tang P. 9 IT healthcare information technology innovators. Healthc Inform. 2003 Sep; 20(9):29-32, 34-6, 38-40. PMID: 14577425.
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  22. Patt MR, Houston TK, Jenckes MW, Sands DZ, Ford DE. Doctors who are using e-mail with their patients: a qualitative exploration. J Med Internet Res. 2003 Apr-Jun; 5(2):e9. PMID: 12857665; PMCID: PMC1550557.
  23. Houston TK, Sands DZ, Nash BR, Ford DE. Experiences of physicians who frequently use e-mail with patients. Health Commun. 2003; 15(4):515-25. PMID: 14527870.
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  24. Huang GC, Loo TS, Sands DZ. Housestaff use of medical references in ambulatory care. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003; 869. PMID: 14728374; PMCID: PMC1480325.
  25. Rosen MP, Siewert B, Sands DZ, Bromberg R, Edlow J, Raptopoulos V. Value of abdominal CT in the emergency department for patients with abdominal pain. Eur Radiol. 2003 Feb; 13(2):418-24. PMID: 12599010.
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  26. Rodriguez NJ, Murillo V, Borges JA, Ortiz J, Sands DZ. A usability study of physicians interaction with a paper-based patient record system and a graphical-based electronic patient record system. Proc AMIA Symp. 2002; 667-71. PMID: 12463908; PMCID: PMC2244463.
  27. Kim JH, Ferziger R, Kawaloff HB, Sands DZ, Safran C, Slack WV. A web-based rapid prototyping and clinical conversational system that complements electronic patient record system. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2001; 84(Pt 1):628-32. PMID: 11604813.
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  28. Sands DZ, Rind DM, Safran C. Dissemination of electronic patient records using primary care referrals as a vector for change. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2001; 84(Pt 1):685-9. PMID: 11604825.
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  29. Rosen MP, Sands DZ, Morris J, Drake W, Davis RB. Does a physician's ability to accurately assess the likelihood of pulmonary embolism increase with training? Acad Med. 2000 Dec; 75(12):1199-205. PMID: 11112722.
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  30. Rosen MP, Sands DZ, Longmaid HE, Reynolds KF, Wagner M, Raptopoulos V. Impact of abdominal CT on the management of patients presenting to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2000 May; 174(5):1391-6. PMID: 10789801.
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  31. Schoenberg R, Safran C, Sands DZ. Studying clinician-computer interaction in Web-based systems. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000; 774-8. PMID: 11079989; PMCID: PMC2243806.
  32. Schoenberg R, Nathanson L, Safran C, Sands DZ. Weaving the Web into legacy information systems. Proc AMIA Symp. 2000; 769-73. PMID: 11079988; PMCID: PMC2243891.
  33. Rosen MP, Sands DZ, Kuntz KM. Physicians' attitudes toward misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a utility analysis. Acad Radiol. 2000 Jan; 7(1):14-20. PMID: 10645453.
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  34. Safran C, Sands DZ, Rind DM. Online medical records: a decade of experience. Methods Inf Med. 1999 Dec; 38(4-5):308-12. PMID: 10805019.
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  35. Sands DZ. Electronic patient-centered communication: managing risks, managing opportunities, managing care. Am J Manag Care. 1999 Dec; 5(12):1569-71. PMID: 11066624.
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  36. Schoenberg R, Sands DZ, Safran C. Making ICU alarms meaningful: a comparison of traditional vs. trend-based algorithms. Proc AMIA Symp. 1999; 379-83. PMID: 10566385; PMCID: PMC2232567.
  37. Dierks MM, Sands DZ, Safran C. Re-engineering the process of surgical informed consent. Proc AMIA Symp. 1999; 731-5. PMID: 10566456; PMCID: PMC2232657.
  38. Sands DZ, Rind DM, Vieira C, Safran C. Can a large institution go paperless? Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998; 52 Pt 1:60-3. PMID: 10384420.
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  39. Kane B, Sands DZ. Guidelines for the clinical use of electronic mail with patients. The AMIA Internet Working Group, Task Force on Guidelines for the Use of Clinic-Patient Electronic Mail. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 1998 Jan-Feb; 5(1):104-11. PMID: 9452989; PMCID: PMC61279.
  40. Safran C, Rind DM, Sands DZ, Davis RB, Wald J, Slack WV. Development of a knowledge-based electronic patient record. MD Comput. 1996 Jan-Feb; 13(1):46-54, 63. PMID: 8569464.
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  41. Safran C, Rind DM, Davis RB, Ives D, Sands DZ, Currier J, Slack WV, Cotton DJ, Makadon HJ. Effects of a knowledge-based electronic patient record in adherence to practice guidelines. MD Comput. 1996 Jan-Feb; 13(1):55-63. PMID: 11407412.
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  42. Safran C, Rind DM, Davis RB, Ives D, Sands DZ, Currier J, Slack WV, Makadon HJ, Cotton DJ. Guidelines for management of HIV infection with computer-based patient's record. Lancet. 1995 Aug 05; 346(8971):341-6. PMID: 7623532.
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  43. Safran C, Rind DM, Davis RB, Sands DZ, Caraballo E, Rippel K, Wang Q, Rury C, Makadon HJ, Cotton DJ, et al. A clinical trial of a knowledge-based medical record. Medinfo. 1995; 8 Pt 2:1076-80. PMID: 8591371.
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  44. Sands DZ, Safran C. Patient precautions: a forgotten piece of the electronic patient record. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1995; 77-80. PMID: 8563394; PMCID: PMC2579059.
  45. Sands DZ, Libman H, Safran C. Meeting information needs: analysis of clinicians' use of an HIV database through an electronic medical record. Medinfo. 1995; 8 Pt 1:323-6. PMID: 8591186.
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  46. Sands DZ, Safran C. Closing the loop of patient care--a clinical trial of a computerized discharge medication program. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1994; 841-5. PMID: 7950043; PMCID: PMC2247756.
  47. Safran C, Rind DM, Davis RM, Currier J, Ives D, Sands DZ, Slack WV, Makadon H, Cotton D. An electronic medical record that helps care for patients with HIV infection. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993; 224-8. PMID: 8130466; PMCID: PMC2248507.
  48. Sands DZ, Safran C, Slack WV, Bleich HL. Use of electronic mail in a teaching hospital. Proc Annu Symp Comput Appl Med Care. 1993; 306-10. PMID: 8130484; PMCID: PMC2248523.
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