Author Biography


Mark L. Braunstein

Mark L. Braunstein ( is a professor of the practice in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches a unique FHIR-based introductory health informatics graduate seminar both on-campus and in the College of Computing’s unique online Master of Science in Computer Science degree program. He is the author of several books and creator of a public massive open online course in health informatics.

Author Articles

Healthcare in the Age of Interoperability: Part 3

A universal health app platform to support informatics-based innovations in care delivery, no matter what the underlying EMR, was a long-held goal of the academic health informatics community. In 2010, the federal government awarded U.S. $15 million to the Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program and the Harvard Medical School Department of Biomedical Informatics…

Health Care in the Age of Interoperability

People in advanced, industrialized countries are living longer, and chronic disease rates among the elderly are on the rise in part because of lifestyle issues As a result, the care of chronic diseases (such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and chronic kidney disease) accounts for well over 90% of spending by Medicare.