Seppo T. Rinne MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine

200 Springs Rd | (617) 638-4861
Seppo Rinne

Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine


Pulmonary Center


Seppo Rinne, MD, PhD, Medicine/Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine, is a pulmonary/critical care physician, clinical informaticist and health services researcher with expertise in organizational factors influencing health information technology uptake and use. His research spans three overlapping areas: organization of care for patients with chronic pulmonary diseases; individual and organizational factors impacting clinician burnout; and application of technology to improve healthcare delivery. A leader in clinician morale, he has published the largest study on physician burnout nationally and some of the only studies to examine longitudinal changes in burnout. He was nominated to the American Thoracic Society Membership Committee to champion member well-being, and he led a Critical Care Societies Collaborative task force to determine the role of professional societies in addressing burnout. He is based at the Bedford VA-Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital.


MD, Indiana University School of Medicine

Epidemiology, PhD, Purdue University

Environmental Science, BS, Purdue University


Published on 10/5/2023

Ahlness EA, Molloy-Paolillo BK, Brunner J, Cutrona SL, Kim B, Matteau E, Rinne ST, Walton E, Wong E, Sayre G. Impacts of an Electronic Health Record Transition on Veterans Health Administration Health Professions Trainee Experience. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798576.

Published on 10/5/2023

Weiner M, Rinne ST, Haggstrom DA, Yano EM. Advancing the Science of Electronic Health Record Transitions. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798585.

Published on 10/5/2023

Molloy-Paolillo B, Mohr D, Levy DR, Cutrona SL, Anderson E, Rucci J, Helfrich C, Sayre G, Rinne ST. Assessing Electronic Health Record (EHR) Use during a Major EHR Transition: An Innovative Mixed Methods Approach. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798584.

Published on 10/5/2023

Brunner J, Anderson E, Mohr DC, Cohen-Bearak A, Rinne ST. From "Local Control" to "Dependency": Transitions to Single-Vendor Integrated Electronic Health Record Systems and Their Implications for the EHR Workforce. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798579.

Published on 10/5/2023

Rinne ST, Brunner J, Mohr DC, Bearak AC, Anderson E. Practices Supporting Electronic Health Record Transitions: Lessons from Four US Healthcare Systems. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798573.

Published on 10/5/2023

Ahlness EA, Orlander J, Brunner J, Cutrona SL, Kim B, Molloy-Paolillo BK, Rinne ST, Rucci J, Sayre G, Anderson E. "Everything's so Role-Specific": VA Employee Perspectives' on Electronic Health Record (EHR) Transition Implications for Roles and Responsibilities. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798577.

Published on 10/5/2023

Cogan AM, Rinne ST, Weiner M, Simon S, Davila J, Yano EM. Using Research to Transform Electronic Health Record Modernization: Advancing a VA Partnered Research Agenda to Increase Research Impacts. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798575.

Published on 10/5/2023

Miake-Lye IM, Cogan AM, Mak S, Brunner J, Rinne S, Brayton CE, Krones A, Ross TE, Burton JT, Weiner M. Transitioning from One Electronic Health Record to Another: A Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798580.

Published on 10/5/2023

Rucci JM, Ball S, Brunner J, Moldestad M, Cutrona SL, Sayre G, Rinne S. "Like One Long Battle:" Employee Perspectives of the Simultaneous Impact of COVID-19 and an Electronic Health Record Transition. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Oct 05. PMID: 37798583.

Published on 6/23/2023

Anderson E, Wiener RS, Molloy-Paolillo B, McCullough M, Kim B, Harris JI, Rinne ST, Elwy AR, Bokhour BG. Using a person-centered approach in clinical care for patients with complex chronic conditions: Perspectives from healthcare professionals caring for Veterans with COPD in the U.S. Veterans Health Administration's Whole Health System of Care. PLoS One. 2023; 18(6):e0286326. PMID: 37352241.

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