Eric Gon-Chee Poon, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Campus mail 2424 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 684-0359
Email address eric.poon@duke.edu

I currently serve as the Chief Health Information Officer for Duke Medicine. I also practice primary care internal medicine at the Durham Medical Center as part of Duke Primary Care. In my capacity as CHIO, I am responsible for the visioning and strategic planning of clinical and analytic information systems that impact patient care, research and education.  I work with the Duke Medicine leadership to ensure technology solutions are well aligned with our overall organizational objectives. I oversee the optimization of the Maestro Care (Epic) electronic health record, and partner with physicians, patients and operational leaders to effectively leverage innovative IT in support of the Duke mission.  I also have a keen interest in IT innovation, and work with investigators across Duke to pursue new and innovative ways to efficiently deliver high quality care to our patients.

My research interests have revolved around the use of health information technology to improve the quality of care and patient safety in both the ambulatory and hospital settings.  My work in the ambulatory setting has focused on the efficient delivery of decision support to clinicians to prevent errors of omission and commission during diagnostic test ordering and review of test results. I have also worked to use information technology, including secure on-line patient portals, to improve the communication between clinicians and patients around health maintenance and the follow-up of abnormal test results.  In the inpatient setting, I have conducted several studies to delineate the barriers to and facilitators of the wide-spread diffusion of computerized physician order entry and have led many studies evaluating the safety, financial and socio-technical impact of barcode technology in the hospital pharmacy and nursing units. 

In Their Words

Education and Training

  • Clinical and Research Fellow in Medicine, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 2001 - 2003
  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2001 - 2003
  • Clinical Fellow in Medicine, Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 1998 - 2001
  • Intern and Resident in Internal Medicine, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1998 - 2001
  • M.P.H., Harvard University , 2003
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1998

Publications

Gallagher, David, Congwen Zhao, Amanda Brucker, Jennifer Massengill, Patricia Kramer, Eric G. Poon, and Benjamin A. Goldstein. “Implementation and Continuous Monitoring of an Electronic Health Record Embedded Readmissions Clinical Decision Support Tool.” J Pers Med 10, no. 3 (August 26, 2020). https://doi.org/10.3390/jpm10030103.

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Sendak, Mark P., William Ratliff, Dina Sarro, Elizabeth Alderton, Joseph Futoma, Michael Gao, Marshall Nichols, et al. “Real-World Integration of a Sepsis Deep Learning Technology Into Routine Clinical Care: Implementation Study.” Jmir Med Inform 8, no. 7 (July 15, 2020): e15182. https://doi.org/10.2196/15182.

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Watson, Joshua, Carolyn A. Hutyra, Shayna M. Clancy, Anisha Chandiramani, Armando Bedoya, Kumar Ilangovan, Nancy Nderitu, and Eric G. Poon. “Overcoming barriers to the adoption and implementation of predictive modeling and machine learning in clinical care: what can we learn from US academic medical centers?” Jamia Open 3, no. 2 (July 2020): 167–72. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamiaopen/ooz046.

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32734155
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Wosik, Jedrek, Marat Fudim, Blake Cameron, Ziad F. Gellad, Alex Cho, Donna Phinney, Simon Curtis, et al. “Telehealth transformation: COVID-19 and the rise of virtual care.” J Am Med Inform Assoc 27, no. 6 (June 1, 2020): 957–62. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa067.

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Stirling, Andrew, Tracy Tubb, Emily S. Reiff, Chad A. Grotegut, Jennifer Gagnon, Weiyi Li, Gail Bradley, Eric G. Poon, and Benjamin A. Goldstein. “Identified themes of interactive visualizations overlayed onto EHR data: an example of improving birth center operating room efficiency.” J Am Med Inform Assoc 27, no. 5 (May 1, 2020): 783–87. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa016.

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32181803
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Poon, Eric G., Charles P. Friedman, Philip Payne, Michael J. Pencina, and Kevin B. Johnson. “Informatics-Enabled Learning Health Systems: Strategies for Success from Four Academic Medical Centers.” In Amia. AMIA, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Ding, Xiruo, Ziad F. Gellad, Chad Mather, Pamela Barth, Eric G. Poon, Mark Newman, and Benjamin A. Goldstein. “Designing risk prediction models for ambulatory no-shows across different specialties and clinics.” J Am Med Inform Assoc 25, no. 8 (August 1, 2018): 924–30. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocy002.

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29444283
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Leung, Alexander A., Charles R. Denham, Tejal K. Gandhi, Anne Bane, William W. Churchill, David W. Bates, and Eric G. Poon. “A safe practice standard for barcode technology.” Journal of Patient Safety 11, no. 2 (June 2015): 89–99. https://doi.org/10.1097/pts.0000000000000049.

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24618650
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Landman, Adam, Srinivas Emani, Narath Carlile, David I. Rosenthal, Simon Semakov, Daniel J. Pallin, and Eric G. Poon. “A mobile app for securely capturing and transferring clinical images to the electronic health record: description and preliminary usability study.” Jmir Mhealth and Uhealth 3, no. 1 (January 2, 2015): e1. https://doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.3481.

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25565678
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