I am Assistant Professor of Medicine at 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 believe in empowering patients and physicians to access, share, understand, and use health information in day-to-day care, including outside of traditional healthcare settings. I have devoted my informatics career to creating tools that facilitate connected, collaborative care and ecosystems that enable innovators to develop and scale health software into care delivery workflows. I helped lead UCSF’s Epic EHR implementation and optimization and was on the founding team of the non-profit Tidepool, which creates open-source software to help empower people with diabetes to make better decisions. At the UCSF CDHI, I lead a multi-disciplinary team focused on digital transformation of care delivery at UCSF, development and commercialization of novel technologies, and enablement of the national digital health ecosystem.
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”