Massachusetts Medical Society: Dr. Andrew Chu wins 2022 Information Technology Award from Massachusetts Medical Society

Dr. Andrew Chu wins 2022 Information Technology Award from Massachusetts Medical Society

Andrew ChuWALTHAM – Dr. Andrew Chu, a resident physician in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) and concurrent innovation fellow at the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab, is the recipient of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2022 Information Technology Award.

The honor recognizes the development of an information technology tool that helps physicians practice medicine, teach medicine, or pursue clinical research and comes with a $5,000 award.

Dr. Andrew Chu and Dr. Jared Conley, his fellowship director, co-created a pair of mobile apps - MGH ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) - used by clinicians for cardiac resuscitation at the bedside.

MGH ACLS was launched during the COVID- 19 pandemic, and there are currently nearly 30,000 clinician-users in more than 150 countries. It represents a collaboration with the American Heart Association to impact life-saving cardiac care through the use of digital health and already has more than 500 clinician users daily.

Chu is passionate about transforming health care through digital health and tech-enabled care delivery, with special emphasis on developing technologies that improve the care of patients with acute, life-threatening emergencies.

For his prior work in digital health and innovation, Chu received the American Medical Association Leadership, Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars, and the ECRI Health Devices Achievement awards.

The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.

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