About Aaron Neinstein and this blog
I am Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco and 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.
In addition to my UCSF clinical practice, I have helped lead the implementation of the Epic EHR and many projects to improve clinical care and clinical efficiency through innovative uses of the EHR. 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. 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 directing a joint initiative between Cisco and UCSF to build a Connected Health Interoperability Platform.
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 Mar 2016)
Select Invited Speeches and Panels
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”