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Jason Shapiro, MD

Emergency Medicine

    • Position
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Emergency Medicine
    • Specialty
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • Mount Sinai Hospital


Dr. Jason Shapiro is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Director of the Department's Emergency Medicine Informatics Fellowship and Chief of the Division of Informatics.

Dr. Shapiro's research focuses on evaluating health information technology, with a specific focus on health information exchange, investigating its impact on quality measurement, care coordination, resource utilization, health care costs, and provider satisfaction. Other areas of active interest include ED information system implementation evaluation, terminology services, workflow integration strategies for health IT, public health, and biosurveillance.

Dr. Shapiro has worked with Healthix (formerly NYCLIX), a health information exchange based in the downstate region of New York, since its inception in 2005, and serves as the Chair of the Healthix’s Clinical Advisory and Evaluation Committees

Dr. Shapiro has had continuous federal grant support to pursue informatics research since 2004, having completed a T15 biomedical informatics fellowship funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (2004-2007), an NLM-funded K99/R00 as principle investigator (PI) entitled “Evaluation of the Impact of Health Information Exchange on Emergency Medicine” (2007-2012), and is currently funded by an Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ) R01 as PI (2012-2017) entitled "Advancing Quality Measurement and Care Improvement with Health Information Exchange" and an NLM-funded R01 as PI (2015-2018) entitled “Terminology Services to Reduce Avoidable CT Imaging”.

Recent/current projects include developing a regionally-based measure for early ED returns, an important quality measure widely used in emergency medicine; building a notification system to identify and enroll frequent ED users in case management to improve their access to care and reduce ED recidivism; mapping proprietary CT codes across 40 sites in the Healthix to the newly combined LOINC/RadLex standardized terminology and measuring reliability and content-dependent coverage, and developing a semantic anatomical ontology as the basis for a future HIE-based duplicate CT alerting system.

Dr. Shapiro is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Chair-Elect of the ACEP Informatics Section.  He has served as a standing member of AHRQ's Health Care Research Training Study Section and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.


Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:


Chair, New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX) Clinical Advisory Committee


Chair, NYCLIX Evaluation Committee


New York State DOH Statewide Collaboration Process, Public Health Workgroup


All Hazards Medical Emergency Network (AHMEN) Advisory Group


SAEM Informatics Interest Group


ACEP Informatics Section


AHRQ Health Care Research Training Study Section



American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

MA, Columbia University Department of Biomedical Informatics

Residency, Internal Medicine
UCSF Medical Center

Residency, Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital