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Abstract: Data scientific approaches can be used to develop novel ways to measure and improve patient safety, health care quality and patient experience. Dr. Salmasian will briefly explain some examples of such projects which can highlight the importance of data science in helping formulate better questions about patient safety and patient experience before attempting to answer them.

Bio: Dr. Salmasian is Program Director for Data Science and Evaluation at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Trained both as a physician and as an informatician, he is passionate about using technology to assess and improve quality and safety of health care delivery. He also has a strong background in epidemiology, research methodology and biostatistics. Dr. Salmasian has published more than 35 peer-reviewed papers in top scientific journals, include Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMA), JAMA Internal Medicine, and Cell. He has also served as a reviewer for the top health care informatics journals and conferences.