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About Lawrence D. Garber

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.


Present Faculty Member, University of Massachusetts Medical School Meyers Primary Care Institute
Present Medical Director for Informatics, Reliant Medical Group

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Fallon Clinic Researcher of the Year (2009, 2012)
  • Davies Ambulatory Award, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) (2011)
  • Health Data Management EHR Game Changer Award (2011)
  • Massachusetts Medical Law Report Rx for Excellence Award (2010)
  • eHealth Initiative eHealth Advocate Award (2010)
  • Massachusetts Health Data Consortium Investing in Information Award (2009)
  • Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) Award (2009)
  • Fallon Clinic Physician Manager of the Year (2008)
  • Fallon Clinic Innovator of the Year (2000)

Contact Information

630 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: (508) 852-0600
Fax: (508) 853-5226


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