Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H. is a general internist and Chief of Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety based at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He leads a portfolio of patient safety research in improving the use of health information technology and reducing diagnostic errors in health care. His research has informed several national and international patient safety initiatives and policy reports, including those by the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the IOM), US Department of Health and Human Services, National Quality Forum (NQF), American Medical Association, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, OECD and the WHO.
In addition to co-developing the national VA policy on diagnostic test results communication, Hardeep co-chaired the National Quality Forum committee on recommendations for health IT safety measurement and co-developed the "ONC SAFER Guides" that provide national recommendations for safe electronic health record use. He has served as Co-Chair of ‘Closing the Referral Loop in EHR Expert Panel’ convened by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and was a nominated member of the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, which advises the CDC, FDA and CMS. In 2014, he was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics for significant and sustained contributions to biomedical informatics. Hardeep received the 2012 Academy Health Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award for high impact research and in 2014, received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama for pioneering work in the field. His multidisciplinary team’s work received the 2016 VA Health System Impact Award, which honors VA-funded research that significantly impacts clinical practice and policy.
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