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

Wright, Adam, Eric G. Poon, Jonathan Wald, Joshua Feblowitz, Justine E. Pang, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, Richard W. Grant, et al. “Randomized controlled trial of health maintenance reminders provided directly to patients through an electronic PHR.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 27, no. 1 (January 2012): 85–92. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-011-1859-6.

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Nanji, Karen C., Jeffrey M. Rothschild, Claudia Salzberg, Carol A. Keohane, Katherine Zigmont, Jim Devita, Tejal K. Gandhi, Anuj K. Dalal, David W. Bates, and Eric G. Poon. “Errors associated with outpatient computerized prescribing systems.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia 18, no. 6 (November 2011): 767–73. https://doi.org/10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000205.

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21715428
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El-Kareh, Robert, Christopher Roy, and Eric G. Poon. “A CLUSTER RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF AUTOMATED NOTIFICATION OF POST-DISCHARGE MICROBIOLOGY RESULTS.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 26 (May 1, 2011): S210–11.

Scholars@Duke

Baudendistel, Thomas E., CME Editor Robert El-Kareh, Christopher Roy, Gregor Brodsky, Molly Perencevich, and Eric G. Poon. “Continuing Medical Education Program in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.” Journal of Hospital Medicine 6, no. 5 (May 2011): 290–290. https://doi.org/10.1002/jhm.940.

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El-Kareh, Robert, Christopher Roy, Gregor Brodsky, Molly Perencevich, and Eric G. Poon. “Incidence and predictors of microbiology results returning postdischarge and requiring follow-up.” Journal of Hospital Medicine 6, no. 5 (May 2011): 291–96. https://doi.org/10.1002/jhm.895.

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21661103
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El-Kareh, Robert E., Tejal K. Gandhi, Eric G. Poon, Lisa P. Newmark, Jonathan Ungar, E. J. Orav, and Thomas D. Sequist. “Actionable reminders did not improve performance over passive reminders for overdue tests in the primary care setting.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia 18, no. 2 (March 2011): 160–63. https://doi.org/10.1136/jamia.2010.003152.

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21278102
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Dalal, Anuj K., Eric G. Poon, Andrew S. Karson, Tejal K. Gandhi, and Christopher L. Roy. “Lessons learned from implementation of a computerized application for pending tests at hospital discharge.” Journal of Hospital Medicine 6, no. 1 (January 2011): 16–21. https://doi.org/10.1002/jhm.794.

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21241037
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Wald, Jonathan S., Alexandra Businger, Tejal K. Gandhi, Richard W. Grant, Eric G. Poon, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, Lynn A. Volk, and Blackford Middleton. “Implementing practice-linked pre-visit electronic journals in primary care: patient and physician use and satisfaction.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia 17, no. 5 (September 2010): 502–6. https://doi.org/10.1136/jamia.2009.001362.

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20819852
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Co, John Patrick T., Sarah A. Johnson, Eric G. Poon, Julie Fiskio, Sowmya R. Rao, Jeanne Van Cleave, James M. Perrin, and Timothy G. Ferris. “Electronic health record decision support and quality of care for children with ADHD.” Pediatrics 126, no. 2 (August 2010): 239–46. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2009-0710.

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20643719
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