Executive and Continuing Professional Education

Gianna Zuccotti, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Informatician for Patient Safety and Risk Management
PHS Information Systems
Partners HealthCare System, Inc.
Associate Medical Director for Risk Management Informatics
Harvard Risk Management Foundation

Gianna Zuccotti, MD has a long-standing interest in healthcare delivery systems, quality improvement and patient safety, and medical education. Trained in infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology she previously served as the Vice Chair of Medicine for Clinical Affairs and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She currently is the Associate Medical Director for Risk Management Informatics at the Harvard Risk Management Foundation (RMF) and as Senior Medical Informatician for Patient Safety and Risk Management at Partners HealthCare Information Systems (PHIS). This novel position was created to forge partnerships between the Clinical Informatics Research & Development (CIRD) group at PHIS and RMF. Using the RMF database, which includes 30 years of coded and catalogued malpractice claims information, she develops informatics initiatives designed to improve patient safety and mitigate risk. Such initiatives focus on physician documentation, clinical workflow, results management, decision making and care coordination, among others.

On a national level Dr. Zuccotti is active as a Medical Editor. Since 1999, she has been an Editor at The Medical Letter, a biweekly medical newsletter with a circulation of over 100,000. Currently as Executive Editor, she guides content development, technology implementation and strategic planning for the publication. In 2005, Dr. Zuccotti became the Contributing Editor with expertise in Infectious Diseases at the Journal of the American Medical Association. Her responsibilities as Contributing Editor involve evaluating submitted manuscripts for potential publication, ensuring they receive appropriate, authoritative and timely review, presenting manuscripts and their reviews to the Editorial staff, and editing the final version for publication. Dr. Zuccotti also remains active as a clinician on the faculty of the Infectious Disease Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.