MacHealthcare.org is an interprofessional community of health science educators to support the advancement of human health through the effective use of information technologies developed by Apple and other vendors. Our mission is to advance patient care by improving the education of clinicians, learners and patients and promoting the secure sharing of health information amongst practitioners and patients.
The MacHealthcare Advisory Board helps provides editorial direction to support the discussion and dissemination of high-level, relevant, and timely resources.
Daniel Barchi is Chief Information Officer of the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale-New Haven Health System. Before joining Yale, he was Senior Vice President and CIO of the $1.4 B Carilion Health System and led the integration of Carilion’s seven hospitals and 140 physician practices though implementation of a $98 M electronic medical record. He was also responsible for technology at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Daniel was previously President of the Carilion Biomedical Institute and Director of Technology and Engineering for MCI WorldCom. In both roles was appointed as CEO, COO, and Chief Restructuring Officer of privately held and venture-backed companies in the healthcare and technology industries. Earlier, he was MCI's Director of Global Project Management responsible for product deployment in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He began his career as a U.S. Naval officer and served at sea in cruisers. During his service, he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, the Southeast Asia Service Medal for service in the Red Sea, and the NATO Service Medal for operations in the Balkans. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Annapolis, the U.S. Naval Academy, and a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University. He is active on several corporate and community service boards and he is a marathon runner.
Jules Dienstag was appointed Dean for Medical Education at Harvard Medical School (HMS) in 2005 to oversee medical education reform. Previously, he was Faculty Associate Dean for Admissions (1998-2004) and Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Programs (2003-2005). As a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) hepatologist and clinical investigator Dr. Dienstag has devoted his clinical career to the understanding, prevention, and management of viral hepatitis. He served at the MGH as Medical Director for Liver Transplantation (1983-1998), Executive Director of the Liver-Biliary-Pancreas Center (1989-2005), and Director of the Liver Evaluation Clinic (1993-1999). He chaired the MGH General Clinical Research Center Advisory Committee (1999-2010) and currently chairs the Harvard Catalyst Human Research Center Advisory Committee, Harvard Clinical Translational Science Center.
Beginning with the Apple II, he has been a devoted Apple user, and he is eager to take advantage of the versatility and intuitive simplicity of the MAC to enhance medical education. Observing the growth of medical simulation and struck by a dramatic shift in the way contemporary students learn and engage, he is committed to preserving the richness of small-group learning and intense patient experiences while embracing the potential afforded by applying innovative MAC OS X applications to medical education and practice.
Harry Goldberg received his doctorate in molecular biophysics from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and holds Master's Degrees in computer science and education from The Johns Hopkins University. He is an Assistant Dean at the School of Medicine where he also serves as Director of Academic Computing and is a faculty member in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Recognized nationally for his achievements in education and educational technology, he was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2002 by Apple.
A member of the Educational Policy Committee for the medical and graduate programs at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Goldberg is also a member of the Curriculum Review Committee, a group of individuals responsible for reviewing and refining the curriculum at the School of Medicine.
Dr. Goldberg’s research interests center on the development of virtual learning systems to enhance science education for undergraduate and medical school students. Over the past several years he has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Whitaker Foundation, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the National Institute of Health in support of his work.
Lynn Johnson is a professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and the assistant dean for informatics and innovation. She is an education and learning technology specialist with an interest in developing and evaluating innovative educational programs and technologies that support dental education. Dr. Johnson has focused her work in four areas: (1) interactive patient simulations, (2) the assessment of clinical problem-solving skills, (3) innovative uses of technology for the instruction and evaluation of oral health care providers, and (4) the evaluation of the merit and worth of instructional products and methodologies. She has taught health informatics topics in a variety of courses and while at the University of Iowa initiated and taught a course for graduate students in teaching/learning strategies for clinical decision-making.
Chandler Mayfield is the Assistant Director of Learning Technologies in the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He leads a team committed to developing and supporting an innovative and effective technology-enabled curriculum. Over the last ten years he has worked on almost every aspect of the medical student curriculum as well as extending educational technology services at UCSF to graduate medical education, continuing medical education, global health sciences, Pathways to Discovery programs and other health professions schools. He helped launch and develop UCSF’s award winning Ilios curriculum management system in 2002 and currently serves as the project director for a new version of Ilios that will improve curriculum management for clinical education programs, graduate medical education, and support all health professions schools.
His interests include developing and deploying learning technology applications, curriculum development, mobile learning and the connections between physical and virtual learning spaces. Chandler is the current Chair of the Computer Resources in Medical Education (CRIME) professionals group, a group of educational technologists from Western Region US and Canadian medical schools. Chandler is also Co-Director of the UCSF School of Medicine’s Curriculum Ambassador Program which supports and leverages learner involvement in curriculum development.
Pamela Scheibel is a Clinical Professor and the Director of the Center for Educational Technology at University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. Her research focuses on the use of computer technology in education, nursing care of children, and advanced nursing practice in pediatrics. Her publications include Advanced Assessment and Clinical Decision Making in Primary Care (1998) and Primary Health Care of Children (1997). She has presented on web-based learning at the International Distance Education Technology Conference in Madison, WI. Pam is a member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy. One of Pam’s currents goals is to develop web-based Advanced Pediatric Assessment for Nurse Practitioner Students.
Michael Schwartz, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean for Curriculum at the Yale University School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology. He is the Director of Medical Studies in Neurobiology and is also the Director of the Medical Neurobiology course required of all 1st year Medical students and Neuroscience graduate students. Prior to his appointment as the Associate Dean for Curriculum, Mike served as the Asst. Dean for Curriculum and the Director of Preclinical Courses. Mike is currently responsible for the oversight and development of the medical school curriculum, for ensuring that the school meets all accreditation standards, oversees the approval and implementation of curricular innovations in pedagogy and is one of the Component Directors for the Yale School of Medicine Strategic Planning Team charged with designing and implementing a new medical school curriculum. In 2011 Mike led the iPad Initiative that provided Apple iPads to 518 medical students of all years enabling them to download all curricular materials, use the devices for note taking and annotation, and assist them in their clinical training. Mike’s research laboratory in Neurobiology studies the organization and development of the mammalian cerebral cortex, as well as the impact of the prenatal and neonatal environments on the final organization of these brain regions.
Warren Wiechmann currently serves as the Faculty Director of Instructional Technologies at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the project leader for the school's iMedEd Initiative (www.imeded.uci.edu), a comprehensive digital overhaul of the curriculum which uses the iPad as its centerpiece for curricular innovation.
Though relatively new in this position, his IT roots as a graphic designer and web applications developer pre-date his career in medicine. Throughout his medical training, he employed his programming background to enhance different facets of the medical student and resident experience, from the creation of the school's first student intranet and online scheduling website to a comprehensive patient-tracking and management system for the UC Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine.
His interests include integration of technology to improve clinical workflows and efficiency, instructional technology and information design to enhance education, mobile and asynchronous learning, and the development of a medical student curriculum in informatics and instructional technology.
Dr. Wiechmann is also a practicing board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno residency program and part of their Division of Emergency Ultrasound. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine.