David Y. Ting, MD, FACP, FAAP

Chief Medical Information Officer
Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Dr. David Y. Ting is the Chief Medical Information Officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). Dr. Ting is dual-board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and is a practicing internist and pediatrician at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He earned his M.D. degree from Duke University Medical School and then completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency in the Harvard Combined Medicine-Pediatrics Program, where he later became the Program Director. Dr. Ting’s involvement in Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) began in 1997, when he implemented one of the first practice-wide electronic medical records in an MGH health center, pioneering the emerging technologies of the time, including handwriting-enabled wireless handheld devices, touch-screen laptops, automated E/M charge coding software, and electronic office scheduling. In 2010, he was named Associate Medical Director for Information Systems for the MGPO, and became its CMIO in 2014. In this role, Dr. Ting has overseen clinical systems implementations and workflow improvement projects, supervised grants and project proposals for clinical system enhancements, supported pay-for-performance and quality initiatives, and liaised among MGPO physicians and practices, MGPO leadership, MGH Information Systems teams, and Partners Healthcare enterprise management teams. Moving forward, he continues to drive the interests of providers and patients by expanding patients’ access and engagement with their electronic health records, implementing tele-health and virtual care options, and collaborating with academic and industry innovators to improve HIT. His major initiatives include preparing MGPO physicians and practices to meet federal EHR Meaningful Use requirements and the demands of Accountable Care Organization participation, implementing an enterprise-wide common clinical system at Partners HealthCare and MGH, and spearheading a major initiative to leverage technology and workflow reengineering to reduce administrative burden on physicians and their practices.