Jonathan Wald, MD, MPH

Director, Patient-Centered Technologies, Center for the Advancement of Health IT, RTI International


Jonathan Wald, MD, MPH, FACMI, is the Director of Patient-Centered Technologies in the Center for the Advancement of Health Information Technology (IT) at RTI with over 18 years of experience in medical informatics. His work in academic and corporate settings includes clinical systems design, development, implementation, usability, policy, and research. His research and publications have focused on patient computing, electronic medical records, confidentiality, personalized medicine, and other topics. His main interest is understanding how advanced information technology used by patients and providers can improve communication, clinical decision support, clinical outcomes, and the patient care experience. He has presented nationally on the integration of electronic medical records, consumer informatics, and patient–physician electronic communication. For ten years he led the patient portal team at Partners HealthCare, Boston, where Patient Gateway connected 200,000 patients with over 3000 physicians. Dr. Wald is an instructor at Harvard Medical School, received his MD from Brown University School of Medicine and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics.