David W. Bates
Dr. Bates is an internationally acclaimed expert in patient safety. He is well known for using information technology to improve clinical decision-making, quality-of-care, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes assessment in medical practice. Dr. Bates is Senior Vice President for Quality and Safety and Chief Quality Officer for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He maintains his positions as Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he co-directs the Program in Clinical Effectiveness. He also serves as Medical Director of Clinical and Quality Analysis, Information Systems for Partners Healthcare System. Dr. Bates is a graduate of Stanford University and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He began his fellowship in general internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1988, and he received a M.Sc. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1990. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics. He serves as external program lead for research in the World Health Organization’s Global Alliance for Patient Safety. He is the editor of the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, and the Associate Editor of the Journal of Patient Safety.