William G. Adams, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

William Adams
617.414.4233
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall

Biography

I am an epidemiologist, medical informatician, and practicing pediatrician at Boston Medical Center (BMC). I also currently serve as Director of BU-CTSI Clinical Research Informatics for Boston University and as Director of Child Health Informatics for the Department of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine/BMC. For the past two decades, my primary research has been and continues to be focused on developing and evaluating information technology (IT)-based solutions for improving the quality of health and healthcare for children and families. My focuses include the child health EHR, patient-centered IT and clinical data warehousing for quality improvement and health disparities research. I have extensive experience in software development (including programming of the first EHR at BMC and development of multiple patient-centered telephony projects) as well as the management and use of large clinical data sets for quality reporting and research. I seek to create and evaluate integrated health information systems that are useable and effective.

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD
  • Harvard University, BA

Publications

  • Published on 5/25/2019

    Delitto A, Patterson CG, Stevans JM, Brennan GP, Wegener ST, Morrisette DC, Beneciuk JM, Freel JA, Minick KI, Hunter SJ, Ephraim PL, Friedman M, Simpson KN, George SZ, Daley KN, Albert MC, Tamasy M, Cash J, Lake DS, Freburger JK, Greco CM, Hough LJ, Jeong JH, Khoja SS, Schneider MJ, Sowa GA, Spigle WA, Wasan AD, Adams WG, Lemaster CM, Mishuris RG, Plumb DL, Williams CT, Saper RB. Study protocol for targeted interventions to prevent chronic low back pain in high-risk patients: A multi-site pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial (TARGET Trial). Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 May 25. PMID: 31136834.

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  • Published on 3/29/2019

    Estiri H, Klann JG, Weiler SR, Alema-Mensah E, Joseph Applegate R, Lozinski G, Patibandla N, Wei K, Adams WG, Natter MD, Ofili EO, Ostasiewski B, Quarshie A, Rosenthal GE, Bernstam EV, Mandl KD, Murphy SN. A federated EHR network data completeness tracking system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019 Mar 29. PMID: 30925587.

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  • Published on 3/19/2019

    Grammatico-Guillon L, Shea K, Jafarzadeh SR, Camelo I, Maakaroun-Vermesse Z, Figueira M, Adams WG, Pelton S. Antibiotic Prescribing in Outpatient Children: A Cohort From a Clinical Data Warehouse. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 Jun; 58(6):681-690. PMID: 30884973.

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  • Published on 5/27/2018

    Czaja AS, Ross ME, Liu W, Fiks AG, Localio R, Wasserman RC, Grundmeier RW, Adams WG. Electronic health record (EHR) based postmarketing surveillance of adverse events associated with pediatric off-label medication use: A case study of short-acting beta-2 agonists and arrhythmias. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2018 07; 27(7):815-822. PMID: 29806185.

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  • Published on 2/6/2018

    Brisimi TS, Xu T, Wang T, Dai W, Adams WG, Paschalidis IC. Predicting Chronic Disease Hospitalizations from Electronic Health Records: An Interpretable Classification Approach. Proc IEEE Inst Electr Electron Eng. 2018 Apr; 106(4):690-707. PMID: 30886441.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Weber GM, Adams WG, Bernstam EV, Bickel JP, Fox KP, Marsolo K, Raghavan VA, Turchin A, Zhou X, Murphy SN, Mandl KD. Biases introduced by filtering electronic health records for patients with "complete data". J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Nov 01; 24(6):1134-1141. PMID: 29016972.

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  • Published on 3/22/2017

    Walsh KE, Bacic J, Phillips BD, Adams WG. Misuse of Pediatric Medications and Parent-Physician Communication: An Interactive Voice Response Intervention. J Patient Saf. 2017 Mar 22. PMID: 28333698.

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  • Published on 3/17/2017

    Bailey SC, Paasche-Orlow MK, Adams WG, Brokenshire SA, Hedlund LA, Hickson RP, Oramasionwu CU, Moore AL, McCarthy DM, Curtis LM, Kwasny MJ, Wolf MS. Corrigendum to "The electronic medication complete communication (EMC2) study: Rationale and methods for a randomized controlled trial of a strategy to promote medication safety in ambulatory care" [Contemp. Clin. Trials (2016) 72-77]. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 06; 57:99. PMID: 28325511.

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  • Published on 10/22/2016

    Bailey SC, Paasche-Orlow MK, Adams WG, Brokenshire SA, Hickson RP, Oramasionwu CU, Curtis LM, Kwasny MJ, Wolf MS. The electronic medication complete communication (EMC2) study: Rationale and methods for a randomized controlled trial of a strategy to promote medication safety in ambulatory care. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Nov; 51:72-77. PMID: 27777127.

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  • Published on 6/22/2015

    Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Steffes J, Adams WG, Kaelber DC, Pace WD, Wasserman RC. Comparative Effectiveness Research Through a Collaborative Electronic Reporting Consortium. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):e215-24. PMID: 26101357.

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