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Our team possesses a broad range of expertise in clinical care, information technology, education and research. We support all phases of program development and implementation, including the cultivation and harvesting of new ideas, concept/pilot testing and the operationalization of successful telehealth experiments.
Shawn Farrell is director of telehealth at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is passionate about leveraging technology to enhance patient access, the care experience and the quality of care. Prior to joining Boston Children's, Shawn spearheaded the development of an enterprise-wide telemedicine strategy at Massachusetts General Hospital, including the development of core technology and business service platforms to enable multiple clinical services to integrate telemedicine into clinical practice. With more than 20 years of diverse administrative and management experience in health care and public health sectors, he has expertise in telemedicine and telehealth program development, clinical operations, budgeting and financial management, project management, business and strategic planning and competitive analysis.
Patrick McCarthy is a telehealth program manager at Boston Children's. He is responsible for developing the hospital’s portfolio of patient-facing telehealth programs. Prior to joining Boston Children's, Patrick worked at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he helped to streamline processes and reduce costs through the use of new technologies and devices, including a Just-In-Time Inventory Program and an in-house handheld package tracking system.
Judy Wang is a telehealth program manager responsible for implementing the Comprehensive Pediatric Acute Care Telemedicine (or ComPACT) Network as part of a two-year Payer-Provider Quality Improvement grant. A molecular biologist by training, Judy is passionate about utilizing technology and innovation to disrupt the delivery of health care and transform how policies are designed. Judy has worked for and advised several health-related startups that leverage technology, including mobile and web platforms, to deliver better care.
David Miller, a telehealth program manager at Boston Children's, is responsible for the development of our remote second opinion and global telehealth program. Prior to joining the Telehealth Program team, he was a business analyst and application development specialist at Boston Children's, and also a senior analyst at Cerner. David is passionate about reducing disparities and improving access to health care in developing countries.
Telehealth Executive Leadership
Daniel Nigrin, MD, is an endocrinologist and the Chief Information Officer at Boston Children’s. As a practicing physician and information technology executive, Dan helps to guide the development of technologies and ideas developed by the Telehealth Program, bringing advances to patient care practice, quality and research, while meeting clinicians’ needs and workflows.
Matthew is the director of application development at Boston Children's. As a senior leader in the Information Services Division, Matt oversees the development and maintenance of the hospital’s broad portfolio of internally developed software applications, including web- and mobile-based patient and provider portals, and their integration with Boston Children’s patient registration systems, electronic medical record and billing system. Integration of telehealth technology into these applications is critical to the development and success of our program.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”