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Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i)

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David Chan, MD, PhD

David Chan, MD, PhD, is a physician economist and an Investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine, a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Dr. Chan's research interest is in how information is used in health care, how this affects productivity, and implications for design. In recent work in the VA, he studied physician decision-making, workflow and triage in the emergency department, and the effect of VA vs. non-VA care on patient outcomes. He is the recipient of the 2014 NIH Director’s High-Risk, High-Reward Early Independence Award to study the optimal balance of information in health information technology for patient care.

Dr. Chan holds an MD from UCLA and trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He currently works as a hospitalist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. He also holds a PhD in economics from MIT.

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