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Daniel J. Nigrin, MD, MS
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Daniel J.  Nigrin, MD, MS

Department: Medicine
Research Centers: Endocrinology Research Center
Hospital Title: SVP of Information Svcs & CIO
Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Area: Informatics

Primary Office Location: Boston Children's HospitalDivision of Endocrinology333 Longwood Avenue, 2nd FloorBoston, Massachusetts 02115


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Research Overview

Daniel Nigrin's research interests include development of web-based patient- provider communication systems, especially for patients with chronic diseases like diabetes mellitus, and development and implementation of large-scale electronic medical record systems, including implementation of medication error reduction techniques through use of technology. Dr. Nigrin also has significant experience in creation of easy to use tools to facilitate data mining of large clinical databases, for both research and clinical care purposes.

As Chief Information Officer at Boston Children's Hospital, he is responsible for all clinical, research, teaching and administrative IT systems at one of the world's preeminent institutions for pediatric clinical care and research, serving a staff of over 7000. As a practicing physician, medical informatics researcher, and information technology executive, he is in a unique position to put into practice cutting edge technologies and ideas developed by the Children's Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP) and other biomedical informatics centers of excellence, bringing advances to patient care practice, quality, and research, but all the while keeping in mind the needs and workflows of busy clinicians.

About Daniel Nigrin

Dr. Nigrin received his MD from Johns Hopkins University, and and a Master's degree in Medical Informatics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pediatric internship and residency were completed at Johns Hopkins, with fellowships at Boston Children's Hospital

Daniel Nigrin was named one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders, 2005. He was a finalist for Best Overall Paper, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Symposium, 2000 and won First Prize, Student Paper Competition, American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Symposium, 1998.

Key Publications

  • Nigrin DJ, Kohane IS. "Glucoweb: A Case Study of Secure, Remote Biomonitoring and Communication" Proc Amer Med Inform Assoc Ann Fall Symp, 610-614, November 2000, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Nigrin DJ, Kohane IS. "Temporal Expressiveness in Querying a Timestamp- Based Clinical Database" J Am Med Inform Assoc 2000;7(2): 152-163.
  • Nigrin DJ, Kohane IS. "Data mining by clinicians" Proc Amia Symp 1998:957 -61.

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