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Jonathan S. Wald

Director, Patient-Centered Technologies, Center for the Advancement of Health IT

Jonathan Wald, MD, MPH, served for 10 years as the associate director of Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners Healthcare, Boston, before joining RTI. He specializes in medical informatics with experience in clinical systems design, development, implementation, usability, data analysis, teaching, and publications. Dr. Wald's clinical systems and research focus includes patient computing, electronic medical records, and confidentiality – specifically, understanding how advanced information technology and electronic communications can be used to improve clinical outcomes, processes of care, decision making, and patient care experience. In his role as associate director of Clinical Informatics Research and Development, he was responsible for research, development, and implementation of an innovative Partners-wide patient portal and gateway, which connects thousands of patients and their physicians for secure online communication and access to their own patient records.


MD, Brown University School of Medicine; MPH, Health Care Management, Harvard School of Public Health; BA, Dartmouth College.

Latest Publications

Personalized health care and health information technology policy: an exploratory analysis — Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Wald, J.S., & Shapiro, M. (Jan 2013)
Patient Perceptions of a Personal Health Record: A Test of the Diffusion of Innovation Model — Journal of Medical Internet Research
Emani, S., Yamin, C.K., Peters, E., Karson, A.S., Lipsitz, S.R., Wald, J.S., et al. (Nov 2012)
Effects of an online personal health record on medication accuracy and safety: a cluster-randomized trial — Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
Schnipper, J.L., Gandhi, T.K., Wald, J.S., Grant, R.W., Poon, E.G., Volk, L.A., et al. (Sep 2012)
Patient-generated health data. White paper
Shapiro, M., Johnston, D., Wald, J., & Mon, D. (Apr 2012)
Randomized Controlled Trial of Health Maintenance Reminders Provided Directly to Patients Through an Electronic PHR — Journal of General Internal Medicine
Wright, A., Poon, E.G., Wald, J., Feblowitz, J., Pang, J.E., Schnipper, J.L., et al. (Jan 2012)
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