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Honorary Professor: David Bates

David Bates has been made an Honorary Professor.

David Bates

Dr Bates is an internationally renowned expert in using information technology to improve clinical decision-making, patient safety, quality of care, cost effectiveness and outcomes assessment in medical practice.

A practicing general internist, he is Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

He is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he co-directs the Program in Clinical Effectiveness.

He is Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis for Partners HealthCare System.

He also serves on the HIT Policy Committee and the Meaningful Use Subcommittee, and is past Chairman of the Board of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Dr Bates is a graduate of Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and he received an MSc in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.

He serves as external program lead for research in the World Health Organization’s Global Alliance for Patient Safety.

He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers.