Larry Nathanson, MD

Harvard Catalyst Profile

Larry A. Nathanson, M.D., is a board certified emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, Massachusetts) and is the director of Emergency Medical Informatics for the Department of Emergency Medicine. Besides his clinical responsibilities treating patients, he develops computer applications to support emergency care. He has been programming for more than 20 years, and he received a bachelor’s degree in “Computer Medical Science” from Boston University. Dr. Nathanson received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, and trained in Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has also completed an NIH sponsored Medical Informatics fellowship at the Center for Clinical Computing, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He currently holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Nathanson is the architect and programmer of the “ED Dashboard”, the ED information system that is used at BIDMC. This software integrates data from the ED and many different areas of the hospital to give clinicians the ability to better communicate, monitor the department, improve patient safety and streamline the delivery of emergency care. This technology and the positive effects it has had patient care has been featured on CNN, in Newsweek and other national publications.