Mark Braunstein, MD
Dr. Braunstein developed Georgia Tech’s first health informatics courses - a graduate seminar offered on-campus and online as an OMSCS elective and an undergraduate VIP project course. In all three courses, students work under the mentorship of domain experts to develop Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) based apps for providers, patients, public health and other FHIR use cases. He also developed the first two public health informatics Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and a three-course health informatics professional certificate on edX. In 2018 and 2019 he developed a similar course at the University of Queensland (UQ) as a Visiting Scientist at the Australian E-Health Research Centre (AEHRC), the health informatics laboratory within CSIRO, the Australian national research organization. He has also been working with AEHRC and UQ on an innovative, informatics-based approach to Case Based Learning in medical education and he returned to AEHRC in 2022. He is a frequent speaker at academic and industry meetings. The second edition of his textbook, Health Informatics on FHIR: How HL7’s API is Transforming Healthcare, published by Springer in Spring, 2022. It was the first book devoted to FHIR and its current and future impact.