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General Internal Medicine and Primary Care Research

The BWH Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care conducts health services research focused on quality of care, access to care and clinical epidemiologic studies of common medical conditions. Division faculty members study the measurement of quality and safety, and how they can be improved, especially using information technology. We also focus on access to and equity of care. Another area of focus is innovations in care, especially those that improve value. A new area is the use of artificial intelligence to make predictions and improve care. This multidisciplinary research includes experts in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and health services research as well as nursing, pharmacy and data science.

We collaborate closely with Mass General Brigham Information Systems on the development, implementation, and evaluation of new technologies (e.g. computerized physician order entry, clinical decision support, and personal health records) and many Mass General Brigham IS employees have appointments in our division. Our faculty members have received recognition from a wide array of organizations ranging from the National Academy of Medicine to Boston Magazine. We host the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice. We also lead the Program in Clinical Effectiveness, a joint program with the Harvard School of Public Health.