About Aaron Neinstein and this blog
I am Assistant Professor of Medicineat the University of California, San Francisco and Director of Clinical Informatics in the UCSF Center for Digital Health Innovation. I am board-certified in Endocrinology, Clinical Informatics, and Internal Medicine. In my clinical practice, I take care of patients with diabetes as well as with disorders of the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, ovaries, and testes, or other metabolic issues. (Note: If you are looking for a second opinion for an endocrine issue and are unable to come to UCSF, I can provide you a second opinion via UCSF’s online second opinion service.)
In addition to my UCSF clinical Endocrinology practice, I have helped lead the implementation of the Epic EHR at UCSF and many projects to improve clinical care and efficiency. I believe strongly that we need to make health information easier for patients and doctors to access, share, understand, and use in day to day care. We can improve care by creating tighter feedback loops between doctors and patients communicating and sharing health information. To help move us closer to that vision, I helped found Tidepool, a non-profit, open-source cloud platform and modern apps for managing type 1 diabetes. I am now Clinical Director for a collaboration between Cisco and UCSF to build a Connected Health Interoperability Platform. Our mission is to unleash healthcare innovation by allowing developers to easily write apps that access patient-generated health data and EHR data.
This blog (as detailed in my first blog post in Feb 2012), was originally focused on innovations in diabetes and diabetes technology. Since 2000, when I first decided to become a physician, diabetes has been an integral part of my career. Though I now work on broader health system innovation, I see that all lessons learned in redesigning the way we care for diabetes as being very applicable to other aspects of healthcare.
In addition to this blog, I also write a regular column at Medscape.com, “Aaron Neinstein on Digital Health.”
Thanks for reading and for participating!
Aaron Neinstein, MD
(last updated Apr 2017)
Selection of Invited Speeches and Panels
Mar 2017: Digital Diabetes Congress, San Francisco, CA – “Integration into the Electronic Medical Record – It Has to Happen”
Jan 2015: Informed Health, San Francisco, CA — “Let’s all integrate with the EHR”
Nov 2014: Diabetes Technology Meeting, Bethesda, MD — “The last mile: mHealth and EHR integration”