Jan Horsky, PhD

Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Senior Medical Informatician, and Longitudinal Medical Record Product Design Lead
Clinical Informatics R&D
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Senior Medical Informatician and Longitudinal Medical Record Product Design Lead
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.

Dr. Horsky conducts research on the effects of Health Information Technology (HIT) on the process of care, patient safety and medical error. In particular, he investigates how the design of human interfaces can make the interaction of clinicians with complex information systems more or less cognitively demanding and how inadequately designed electronic health record systems can degrade personal performance and increase the risk of medical error. The focus of his recent research effort has been the design of effective and safe Clinical Decision Support interventions, functional integration and interoperability of multiple systems in emergency care and defining usability evaluation methods specific to HIT. Dr. Horsky received professional training and a degree in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University.