Yuri Quintana, Ph.D., is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, BIDMC, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. His research is developing innovative technologies and systems that empower communities of healthcare professionals, patients, and families. He has developed several award-winning global online and mobile apps that have had a transformational impact on healthcare delivery. He leads the development of Alicanto, an online learning and collaboration network used by health professionals at Harvard affiliated hospitals and worldwide for sharing best practices in healthcare delivery. Dr. Quintana and colleagues have created InfoSAGE, a family-centered online private network for home-based care coordination. With Homewood Research Institute in Canada, where he is a Collaborating Scientist, and with international colleagues, he has developed new methods to evaluate digital mental health systems using evidence-based approaches. He conducts research and teaches courses on serious games for health, and global health informatics. Previously, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he led the development of Cure4Kids, a global online network used by 40,000 health professionals in 180 countries for improving pediatric cancer care, and POND4Kids (Pediatric Oncology Networked Database) collaborative international clinical protocols used by over 200 clinical centers. Quintana was also a principal investigator in the Canadian HealNet Research Network, focusing on using evidence-based approaches for improving consumer health behavior and health care delivery. He has held high-tech positions at IBM Canada Limited and Watcom. Quintana obtained his engineering degrees from the University of Waterloo in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering and is also an adjunct professor in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria.
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