Brian Anderson, M.D.
Chief Digital Health Physician & Co-Principal Investigator, mCODE Standard Health Record
Digital Health Engineering
Dr. Brian Anderson is a Harvard trained physician-scientist, digital health innovator and clinical systems engineer. Dr. Anderson became a nationally recognized expert on the use of information technology in support of emerging CDS models and the provision of safe, effective, patient-centered care while at athenahealth where he launched a new model of clinical decision support leveraging artificial intelligence. Dr. Anderson has also helped to develop and bring to market nascent technology and clinical workflows to support health system strategies around improved Patient Access. He has served on several national health information technology committees in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Previously, Dr. Anderson led the Informatics Department at athenahealth where he focused his EHR product development around CDS systems.
As MITRE’s Chief Digital Health Physician, Dr. Anderson helps to architect, implement, and analyze health information systems for CMS, HHS, the FDA and the VA. Dr. Anderson is also the Co-Principal Investigator of MITRE’s largest internally funded R&D project, where he is leading the development of a common data model in Oncology based on FHIR, termed mCODE (minimal Common Oncology Data Elements).
Dr. Anderson trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and also practiced at Greater Lawrence Family Medicine. He received his MD with honors from Harvard Medical School, and a BA in Social Anthropology, cum laude from Harvard College. Dr. Anderson regularly speaks at conferences on topics in Digital Health, and the development of machine learning tools to help deliver improved clinical care and analytical insight. He has multiple publications on topics related to digital health, precision medicine and RWD strategies for Oncology.
Dr. Anderson has a passion for working at the intersection of technology, evidence-based medicine, predictive analytics and healthcare. Currently he lives in the greater Boston area, with his wife and 3 children.