Dr. Gershkovich joined Pathology Department in 2004 shortly after completing the NLM funded fellowship training at Yale Center for Medical Informatics. Since that time, he led the development of novel, cutting-edge software to mesh emerging technologies with existing commercial Laboratory Information System, robotic laboratory instruments, Digital Pathology equipment, and the Hospital EMR.
Dr. Gershkovich is interested in clinical systems engineering, information visualization, DNA sequencing analysis, NLP, and full-text search of clinical data. He is currently focusing on how to better assemble, compile, and deliver relevant information at the point where a clinical decision needs to be made.
The underlying philosophy in his software development is pragmatic reasoning which typically leads to the development of working systems that have meaningful impact on clinical care. The systems developed by his engineering group integrate into the daily workflow of the Pathology Department improving quality and efficiency of patient care and clinical operations.
At the onset of COVID epidemics, his group rapidly created and deployed a suite of software modules to support SARS-CoV-2 testing, further demonstrating that implanting software engineering activities in clinical services and translational research is essential for modern patient care.
This work is critical for patient safety, the integration and accuracy of new diagnostic techniques, continuous quality improvement, and impactful workflow reengineering in medicine.