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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

Sands, D.Z., & Wald, J.S. (2014). Transforming health care delivery through consumer engagement, health data transparency, and patient-generated health information. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 2014 :170-176.
Wald, J.S., & Shapiro, M. (2013). Personalized health care and health information technology policy: an exploratory analysis. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 192 :622-626.
Emani, S., Yamin, C.K., Peters, E., Karson, A.S., Lipsitz, S.R., Wald, J.S., et al. (2012). Patient Perceptions of a Personal Health Record: A Test of the Diffusion of Innovation Model. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 (6):71-85.
Schnipper, J.L., Gandhi, T.K., Wald, J.S., Grant, R.W., Poon, E.G., Volk, L.A., et al. (2012). Effects of an online personal health record on medication accuracy and safety: a cluster-randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 19 (5):728-734.
Shapiro, M., Johnston, D., Wald, J., & Mon, D. (Apr 2012). Patient-generated health data. White paper: Prepared for Office of Policy and Planning, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.
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  • Medical Informatics
  • Clinical Systems Design and Development
  • Clinical Systems Implementation and Usability