Susan Woods, MD, MPH
Susan S. Woods, MD, MPH is a general internist, consumer informatics specialist and researcher at the Portland VA Medical Center and faculty at Oregon Health & Science University, Departments of Medicine and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology. At the Veterans Health Administration, she serves in the Office of Informatics & Analytics. Previously, she was a Director at MaineHealth, where she developed public-private partnerships for the treatment of chronic conditions across the state of Maine. Bringing deep experience on health system change, practice improvement and patient-provider communication, she turned her attention to health informatics and personal health records in 2005. Susan focuses on consumer health technologies as a way to engage patients and families in their health and care, and enhance the patient experience. As a champion of participatory care, she brings the patient and family voice into the design and development of health IT services. Susan leads the patient-facing component of the Health Informatics Initiative, the VHA effort to develop the next generation of electronic ‘records’, the Health Management Platform. She encourages disruptive change, innovation and transparency on her blog, Shared Health Data.