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Dr. David Y. Ting is the Chief Medical Information Officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) and the Co-Director of the MGH Center for Innovation in Digital HealthCare (CIDH). Dr. Ting is dual-board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and is a practicing primary care internist and pediatrician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He earned his M.D. degree from Duke University Medical School and then completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency in the Harvard Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Program, where he later became the Residency Program Director. In this role as CMIO, Dr. Ting has liaised among MGPO’s nearly 3000 faculty physicians, 250 ambulatory practices, hospital and HIT leadership, and enterprise management teams. His major initiatives emphasize leveraging technology and workflow engineering to reduce administrative burden on physicians and their practices and improve provider and patient experiences of healthcare. Examples of this body of work include implementing scribes and virtual scribes, developing a centralized medication renewal process, scaling adoption of computerized voice recognition, delegating clinical data abstraction and transfer, and applying artificial intelligence in clinical care. In his leadership role in the MGH CIDH, Dr. Ting brings MGH innovators and investigators together with internal and industry partners to coordinate, guide and promote ideation, development, implementation and scaling of next-generation digital healthcare solutions.
In his clinical practice at MGH Everett Family Care, Dr. Ting cares for the primary care needs of both adults and children, with a particular clinical interest in the management of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and childhood attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.
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Liang B, Tracy A, Glenn C, Burns SM, Ting D. The Relational Health Indices: Assessing men’s and women’s relationships. Australian Community Psychologist. 2007:1935-52.
Fortuna RJ, Ting DY, Kaelber DC, Simon SR. Characteristics of Medicine-Pediatrics Practices: Results from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Academic Medicine. 2009; 84(3).
Emani S, Ting DY, Healey M, Lipsitz SR, Karson AS, Einbinder JS, Leinen L, Suric V, Bates DW. Physician beliefs about the impact of meaningful use of the EHR: A cross-sectional study. Appl Clin Inf 2014; 5: 789–801.
Emani S, Ting DY, Healey M, Lipsitz SR, Ramelson, H, Suric V, Bates DW. Physician perceptions and beliefs about generating and providing a clinical summary of the office visit. Appl Clin Inform 2015; 6: 577-590.
Emani S, Healey M, Ting DY, Lipsitz SR, Ramelson H, Suric V, Bates DW. Awareness and Use of the After-Visit Summary Through a Patient Portal: Evaluation of Patient Characteristics and an Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior. J Med Internet Res 2016 (Apr 13); 18(4):e77
Emani S, Ting DY, Healey M, Lipsitz SR, Karson A, Bates DW. Physician Beliefs about the Meaningful Use of the Electronic Health Record: A Follow-Up StudyAppl Clin Inform 2017;8:1044–1053.
MGH Cancer Center researchers have discovered a previously unknown feature of common tumor cells – massive overexpression of satellite repeats, which are DNA sequences that do not code for proteins. The findings may improve understanding of tumor development and provide a new cancer biomarker.
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