Richard Shiffman, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and of Anesthesiology; Associate Director, Yale Center for Medical Informatics; Program Director, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program

Research Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: General Pediatrics

Center for Medical Informatics

Research Interests

Decision Making, Computer-Assisted; Decision Support Systems, Clinical; Decision Support Techniques; Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted; Information Science; Medical Informatics; Medical Informatics Applications; Medical Records Systems, Computerized

Extensive Research Description

GLIDES Project (GuideLines into Decision Support) funded by AHRQ to (1) implement evidence-based guideline recommendations that address prevention of pediatric obesity and chronic management of asthma, (2) apply the Guideline Elements Model and its associated tools to systematically and replicably transform the knowledge contained in the guidelines into a computable format, (3) deliver the knowledge via electronic decision support at ambulatory sites at Yale and Nemours, and (4) to evaluate fulfillment of these goals and the effectiveness of the decision support tools in improving quality of health care.ERGO Project (Effective Representation of Guidelines with Ontologies) funded by NLM and AHRQ to (1) create a library of representative guideline recommendation statements, (2) delineate the range of ambiguous, vague and underspecified statements, (3) analyze the terminology of obligation, (4) create an ontology of recommendations, and (5) develop and evaluate a controlled language editor to facilitate authoring of recommendations that can be translated into decision support tools.


  • External Advisor, NHS Evidence Service United Kingdom (2009)

    External Advisor, NHS Evidence Service

  • Board of Trustees, Guideline International Network (2008)

    Board of Trustees, Guideline International Network

  • Guideline Implementation Melbourne, Australia (2007 - 2007)

    Workshop Leader

  • Decision Support New Zealand (2004 - 2004)

    Advisor to New Zealand Ministry of Health

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Richard Shiffman, MD
Office Location
300 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Mailing Address
General Pediatrics300 George St., Suite 501
New Haven, CT 06511

Guideline Elements Model (GEM II)