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Dr. Jonathan Teich (MD) is chief medical informatics officer for Elsevier Clinical Solutions. He has been active in medical informatics and health information technology for over twenty years. Dr.Teich's responsibilities include a combination of vision, strategy, industry and government outreach, and broad product design for the continuing transformation of Elsevier's huge content base and publication resources into multi-level electronic reference, highly interactive clinical decision support (CDS), and other knowledge-based tools to support direct clinical practice and healthcare delivery. Dr. Teich is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard, and a board-certified attending physician in emergency medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He was the founder and first director of the Clinical Informatics Research and Development department at Partners Healthcare System. He was the primary designer of many of BWH's clinical information applications, including the computerized physician order entry system, ambulatory record, clinical decision support systems, emergency medicine systems, and the Handbook electronic information library. Dr. Teich has authored or co-authored over 100 papers, books, and other publications in the field of medical informatics and healthcare information systems, with a particular concentration in CDS. He is a co-author of the book, Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer's Guide. He co-chaired the panel responsible for the HHS-sponsored Roadmap for National Action on Clinical Decision Support, and from 2009-2012 he served as a subject-matter expert on CDS matters for the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). He has served on the board of directors of AMIA, HIMSS, and the eHealth Initiative, and is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and of HIMSS. Dr. Teich was educated at Caltech, MIT, and Harvard Medical School.