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. 

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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

Ungar, J. P., T. Gandhi, L. P. Newmark, C. Franz, E. G. Poon, and S. Maviglia. “FREQUENCY OF REDUNDANT LAB ORDERS IN PRIMARY CARE SETTING.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24:79–79. SPRINGER, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

El-Kareh, Robert, Tejal K. Gandhi, Eric G. Poon, Lisa P. Newmark, Jonathan Ungar, Stuart Lipsitz, and Thomas D. Sequist. “Trends in primary care clinician perceptions of a new electronic health record.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 24, no. 4 (April 2009): 464–68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-009-0906-z.

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19156468
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Poon, E. G., C. A. Keohane, M. Ditmore, T. Moniz, C. Yoon, A. Bane, J. Hayes, et al. “IMPACT OF BESIDE BARCODE SCANNING TECHNOLOGY ON MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION ERRORS IN THE HOSPITAL.” In Journal of General Internal Medicine, 24:97–98. SPRINGER, 2009.

Scholars@Duke

Ferris, Timothy G., Sarah A. Johnson, John Patrick T. Co, Meghan Backus, James Perrin, David W. Bates, and Eric G. Poon. “Electronic results management in pediatric ambulatory care: qualitative assessment.” Pediatrics 123 Suppl 2 (January 2009): S85–91. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2008-1755g.

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19088235
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Poon, Eric G., Carol A. Keohane, Ann Bane, Erica Featherstone, Brandon S. Hays, Andrew Dervan, Seth Woolf, Judith Hayes, Lisa P. Newmark, and Tejal K. Gandhi. “Impact of Barcode Medication Administration Technology on How Nurses Spend Their Time Providing Patient Care.” Jona: The Journal of Nursing Administration 38, no. 12 (December 2008): 541–49. https://doi.org/10.1097/nna.0b013e31818ebf1c.

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Ungar, Jonathan P., Tejal K. Gandhi, Eric G. Poon, Julia Manasson, Catherine Yoon, E. J. Orav, Robin Johnson, and Lisa P. Newmark. “Impact of ambulatory computerized physician order entry on clinicians' time.” Amia ... Annual Symposium Proceedings. Amia Symposium, November 6, 2008, 1158.

PMID
18998979
Scholars@Duke

Wright, Adam, Eric G. Poon, Jonathan Wald, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, Richard Grant, Tejal K. Gandhi, Lynn A. Volk, et al. “Effectiveness of health maintenance reminders provided directly to patients.” Amia ... Annual Symposium Proceedings. Amia Symposium, November 6, 2008, 1183.

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18999087
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McGlinchey, Elizabeth Anne, Adam Wright, Eric G. Poon, Chelsea A. Jenter, David W. Bates, and Steven R. Simon. “Ability to perform registry functions among practices with and without electronic health records.” Amia ... Annual Symposium Proceedings. Amia Symposium, November 6, 2008, 1052.

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18999009
Scholars@Duke

El-Kareh, Robert, Tejal Gandhi, Eric G. Poon, Lisa P. Newmark, Jonathan Ungar, Stuart Lipsitz, and Thomas Sequist. “Trends in clinician perceptions of a new electronic health record.” Amia ... Annual Symposium Proceedings. Amia Symposium, November 6, 2008, 940.

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18999207
Scholars@Duke

Grant, Richard W., Jonathan S. Wald, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, Tejal K. Gandhi, Eric G. Poon, E John Orav, Deborah H. Williams, Lynn A. Volk, and Blackford Middleton. “Practice-linked online personal health records for type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial.” Archives of Internal Medicine 168, no. 16 (September 2008): 1776–82. https://doi.org/10.1001/archinte.168.16.1776.

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18779465
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