Physician/Health Services Research
Houston VA Center of Innovation & Baylor College of Medicine

Hardeep Singh, M.D., M.P.H. is Chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics program at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Services Research Center for Innovations based at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He leads a portfolio of federally-funded patient safety research in two related areas: improving the use of health IT and reducing diagnostic errors in health care. In 2012, he received the AcademyHealth Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award for high impact multidisciplinary research and in 2014, he received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Obama for his pioneering work in the field. Hardeep’s work has informed several national patient safety initiatives and policy reports, including those by the American Medical Association, Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the IOM) and the WHO. In 2013, he was nominated to the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee, which advises the CDC, FDA and CMS. Hardeep co-developed the “ONC SAFER Guides” that provide national recommendations for safe and effective electronic health record use and was subsequently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics for significant and sustained contributions to biomedical informatics. He also co-chaired the recent National Quality Forum’s Health IT Patient Safety Committee and serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Diagnosis.

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