Alistair Erskine MD

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Dr Alistair Erskine is a double Board-Certified Internal Medicine and Pediatrics physician with a specialization in Health Informatics. While spending formative years in England, France, and Spain, he completed his training at Brown University in the United States and practiced hospital medicine for adults and children for 14 years. He was appointed Associate Dean of Medical Informatics at Virginia Commonwealth University and was member of the Board for the 650-physician Medical College of Physician practice plan. Dr Erskine conceived of and developed the Office of Clinical Transformation organization which moved a 1000-bed academic medical center from a paper to electronic-based health record system. He was appointed to the Virginia Governor’s Health Information Technology Commission by Executive Order and was a voting member of the Health Information Technology Standards Committee. His informatics team received the coveted $20M Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) as the Center of Biomedical Informatics. He publishes on the topic of clinical transformation in peer-reviewed literature. Dr Erskine spent 2-years in Doha, Qatar in the Middle East as Chief of Health Informatics at Sidra Medical and Research Center and chaired the Information System committee of Qatar’s Academic Health System. The role in Qatar involved designing a model commercial EHR from the ground up, without legacy systems or technologies. Dr Erskine joined Geisinger Health System in Sept 2013 as Chief Clinical Informatics Officer. The role serves to sequence future and innovative technologies into Geisinger's advanced automated systems and harmonize data across clinical care, research and health plan organizations. The goal is to make secondary use of data collected as a by-product of taking care of patients to optimize the healthcare delivery model. He holds double appointments with Weill Cornell Medical College in the departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

  • Work
    • Geisinger Health System
  • Education
    • Brown University
    • Virginia Commonwealth University
    • University of Virginia