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
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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. For the Epic/eCare implementation, I am serving as an Ambulatory Champion for the Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization.
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: 06/09/14, Expires: 07/01/16
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; publicly-available data; or primary data collection, if appropriate.
Available: 08/01/12, Expires: 09/30/16
Acute respiratory infections (ARIs) – colds, otitis media, sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, influenza, and pneumonia – are the most common symptomatic reason for seeking care in the United States. Many visits for ARIs are unnecessary and result in inappropriate antibiotic prescribing which increases medical costs, adverse drug events, and the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Research in this area could focus on any aspect of ambulatory ARI care or antibiotic prescribing. Medical students could work on ongoing analyses, use available data, or design their own projects. Medical students will be exposed to a broad range of general and specific concepts including clinical research, antibiotic prescribing, practice-based research, electronic health records, information systems, informatics, primary care, behavior change, behavioral economics, social psychology, epidemiology, or biostatistics.
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