Allen Hsiao, MD, is a pediatric emergency medical specialist who treats patients for asthma, fever, sports injuries, and other conditions.
“I love the variety of challenges that we are faced with in pediatric emergency medicine, including all types of diseases and injuries, from the most primary care issues to complex organ or metabolic issues,” Dr. Hsiao says. “I am passionate about finding ways to improve the care we can give to our patients with the use of technology, from simple things like how to make the right information available at the right time in the electronic health record, to leveraging patient portals to empower patients clinically and in research, to the application of predictive analytics to help physicians better combat disease.”
Dr. Hsiao has found that working with a diverse group of specialists at Yale and having access to the latest research has steered the type of care he has been able to offer patients. “We may not always have the answer right away, but we have a great group of physicians, nurses, and other clinicians who are passionate about helping children and won't stop until they can help as much as possible,” he says.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Hsiao is chief medication information officer for the Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health System. He has served on numerous medical informatics-related committees at Yale, as well as nationally for such groups as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Health Information Management Systems Society, and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. He also has served as primary investigator or co-investigator on several NIH and AHRQ-funded grants examining the ways health information technology can impact and improve health care, and contributed dozens of peer-reviewed papers to the medical informatics literature.
Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital