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

Simon, Steven R., Rainu Kaushal, Paul D. Cleary, Chelsea A. Jenter, Lynn A. Volk, Eric G. Poon, E John Orav, Helen G. Lo, Deborah H. Williams, and David W. Bates. “Correlates of electronic health record adoption in office practices: a statewide survey.” In Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia, 14:110–17, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1197/jamia.m2187.

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17068351
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Poon, Eric G., Barry Blumenfeld, Claus Hamann, Alexander Turchin, Erin Graydon-Baker, Patricia C. McCarthy, John Poikonen, et al. “Design and implementation of an application and associated services to support interdisciplinary medication reconciliation efforts at an integrated healthcare delivery network.” In Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia, 13:581–92, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1197/jamia.m2142.

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17114640
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Grant, Richard W., Jonathan S. Wald, Eric G. Poon, Jeffrey L. Schnipper, Tejal K. Gandhi, Lynn A. Volk, and Blackford Middleton. “Design and implementation of a web-based patient portal linked to an ambulatory care electronic health record: patient gateway for diabetes collaborative care.” Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 8, no. 5 (October 2006): 576–86. https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2006.8.576.

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17037972
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Poon, Eric G., Jennifer L. Cina, William Churchill, Nirali Patel, Erica Featherstone, Jeffrey M. Rothschild, Carol A. Keohane, Anthony D. Whittemore, David W. Bates, and Tejal K. Gandhi. “Medication dispensing errors and potential adverse drug events before and after implementing bar code technology in the pharmacy.” Annals of Internal Medicine 145, no. 6 (September 2006): 426–34. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-145-6-200609190-00006.

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16983130
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Poon, Eric G. “Universal acceptance of computerized physician order entry: what would it take?” Journal of Hospital Medicine 1, no. 4 (July 2006): 209–11. https://doi.org/10.1002/jhm.111.

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17219500
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Simon, S. R., R. Kaushal, P. D. Cleary, C. Jenter, L. Volk, E. G. Poon, D. Williams, E. Orav, and D. W. Bates. “Correlates of electronic health record adoption in office practices: A statewide survey.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 21 (April 1, 2006): 32–32.

Scholars@Duke

McCarthy, M. L., S. R. Simon, R. Kaushal, C. A. Jenter, L. A. Volk, E. G. Poon, K. C. Yee, D. H. Williams, and D. W. Bates. “Electronic health records: Which practices have them, and how are clinicians using them?” Journal of General Internal Medicine 21 (April 1, 2006): 49–49.

Scholars@Duke

Poon, E. G., C. A. Keohane, E. Featherstone, B. S. Hays, A. Dervan, S. Woolf, J. Hayes, A. Bane, L. P. Newmark, and T. K. Gandhi. “Impact of barcode medication administration technology on how nurses spend time on clinical care.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 21 (April 1, 2006): 69–69.

Scholars@Duke

Poon, E. G., B. Blumenfeld, C. Hamann, E. Graydon-Baker, A. Turchin, G. Baker, P. McCarthy, et al. “Design and implementation of an electronic application to support multi-disciplinary medication reconciliation efforts at two academic medical centers.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 21 (April 1, 2006): 192–192.

Scholars@Duke

Maviglia, S., J. Yoo, C. Franz, E. Featherstone, W. Churchill, D. W. Bates, T. Gandhi, and E. G. Poon. “Cost-benefit analysis of an inpatient pharmacy barcode solution.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 21 (April 1, 2006): 32–32.

Scholars@Duke

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