Allen Hsiao, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine; Chief Medical Information Officer, Yale School of Medicine & Yale New Haven Health
Allen Hsiao, MD, is Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Yale New Haven Health and Yale School of Medicine. In this role, Allen leads a team of physician informaticians responsible for medical leadership of the electronic health record system (EHR) and supporting information technology systems to provide the functionality, clinical decision support, and innovation needed to deliver the best healthcare possible. Allen also oversees the DBAs, data architects, and the Joint Data Analytics Team (JDAT), a team of over 45 analysts that provide the reporting and analytics for the System and the School, supporting operational, clinical, and research reporting and data needs. Current priorities include strategies to address growing physician burnout, patient engagement, population health, and supporting genomic medicine.
In addition to these operational responsibilities, Dr. Hsiao serves as Informatics co-director for Yale’s Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health. In this capacity, he works closely with the Yale Center for Clinical Investigations leadership to equip investigators with the tools and information needed for translational and clinical research. This includes leveraging the industry-leading functionalities of their EHR (Epic) system and the Clinical Trials Management System (OnCore) for investigators and patient focused research.
Complementing his CMIO responsibilities, Allen Hsiao is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Emergency Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, teaching students, residents and fellows and sees patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He received his BA in Biomedical Ethics and MD from Brown University, then completed residency training in Pediatrics at Yale before completing fellowships in Emergency Medicine and Medical Informatics (and is board certified in all three). He serves or has served on numerous medical informatics-related committees for the Hospital and University, as well as nationally for groups such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Health Information Management Systems Society, and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. Allen has published several articles in the pediatric and healthcare informatics literature and also regularly presents nationally on leveraging the EHR to support research, optimize systems, and improve transitions of care. He has also served as primary investigator or co-investigator on several NIH and AHRQ-funded grants examining the ways health information technology can impact and improve healthcare.