Craig Monsen is a primary care doctor and clinical informaticist on a mission to leverage health information systems to enable the joyful practice of reliable, high quality care. Craig currently serves as Atrius Health’s CMIO and Center Director for the Academic Institute’s Center for Informatics.
Craig began his journey into informatics studying biomedical engineering and computer science as an undergraduate at Harvard. During medical school at Johns Hopkins, Craig co-founded his first startup, a data-driven symptom checker called Symcat that was regarded in a BMJ study as the most accurate symptom checker. He completed his combined internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Atrius Health primary care and went on to complete a clinical informatics fellowship at the University of Washington. During this training, Craig co-founded a second startup connecting streams of FHIR-enabled patient data to clinical care workflows that he later successfully sold. Craig’s research has included generating predictive models to promote population health, measuring the impact of electronic health records on provider work, and developing cost transparency tools that help nudge providers towards high value care.
He writes and has been an invited, national speaker on topics of consumer engagement, applied predictive analytics, health information interoperability, and value-based care.