Dr. Lawrence D. Garber, M.D. is a practicing Internist and the Medical Director for
Informatics at Reliant Medical Group. He has had decades of experience and success in
Medical Informatics. As a medical resident at UMass in 1986, he wrote an Electronic
Medical Record program for his Amiga computer. Twenty years later, he led the Healthcare
Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Davies Ambulatory Award winning
implementation of Epic’s Electronic Health Record system for the group’s 1 million visits
each year. 

Dr. Garber is Vice Chair of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative’s Executive
Committee, a member of the Massachusetts State Health Information Technology and Health
Information Exchange Advisory Committee, and a member of ONC Policy Committee’s Health
Information Exchange Workgroup. He has been Principal Investigator on $3.5 Million AHRQ
and HHS/ONC grants to develop innovative Health Information Exchanges. He also has long
been a proponent for patient safety, having been involved in several research studies on
Adverse Drug Events in the ambulatory setting. 

Articles

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An electronic health record-based intervention to increase follow-up office visits and decrease rehospitalization in older adults (with Jerry H. Gurwitz, Terry S. Field, Jessica Ogarek, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Leslie R. Harrold, Shawn J. Gagne, Peggy Preusse, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, and George W. Reed), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2014)
 

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A Theory of Organization-EHR Affordance Actualization (with Diane M. Strong, Olga Volkoff, Sharon A. Johnson, Lori R. Pelletier, Bengisu Tulu, Isa Bar-On, and John Trudel), Journal of the Association for Information Systems (2014)
 

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Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers Criteria Medications (with Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, Nerissa P. Duchin, Terry S. Field, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Shawn J. Gagne, Peggy Preusse, Leslie R. Harrold, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2013)
 

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Quality measurement of medication monitoring in the "meaningful use" era (with Jennifer Tjia, Terry S. Field, Shira H. Fischer, Shawn J. Gagne, Daniel J. Peterson, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), The American journal of managed care (2011)
 

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Development and pilot testing of guidelines to monitor high-risk medications in the ambulatory setting (with Jennifer Tjia, Terry S. Field, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, Marsha A. Raebel, Yanfang Zhao, Jackie C. Fuller, Shawn J. Gagne, Shira H. Fischer, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), The American journal of managed care (2010)
 

Posters and Presentations

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Adverse Drug Events Post-Hospital Discharge in Older Patients: Types, Severity, and Involvement of Beers Criteria Medications (with Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, Nerissa P. Duchin, Terry S. Field, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Shawn J. Gagne, Peggy Preusse, Leslie R. Harrold, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Intervention to Reduce Adverse Outcomes among Older Adults Discharged from Skilled Nursing Facilities to Home (with Terry S. Field, Jessica Ogarek, Abir O. Kanaan, Jennifer L. Donovan, Peggy Preusse, Devi Sundaresan, Shawn J. Gagne, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Reducing Rehospitalizations through Automated Alerts to Primary Care Providers and Staff When Older Patients are Discharged from the Hospital: A Randomized Trial (with Jerry H. Gurwitz, Terry S. Field, Jessica Ogarek, Jennifer Tjia, Sarah L. Cutrona, Leslie R. Harrold, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, Shawn J. Gagne, and Peggy Preusse), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Who Opens Alerts to Physicians? (And Who Doesn’t?) (with Terry S. Field, Hassan Fouayzi, Sarah L. Cutrona, Shawn J. Gagne, Jessica Ogarek, and Devi Sundaresan), UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2013)
 

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Technological Resources and Personnel Costs Required to Implement an Automated Alert System for Primary Care Physicians When Patients Transition from Hospitals to Home (with Terry S. Field, Shawn J. Gagne, Jennifer Tjia, Peggy Preusse, Jennifer L. Donovan, Abir O. Kanaan, and Jerry H. Gurwitz), Clinical and Translational Science Research Retreat (2012)