A Jay Holmgren

Assistant Professor

Dr. A Jay Holmgren is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and the Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research (CLIIR).

Dr. Holmgren is an expert on the use of information technology in health care delivery. Dr. Holmgren's research focuses on the impact of information technology on patients, clinicians, and health care organizations, and seeks to identify strategies to improve the quality and experience of care using digital tools.
2022 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
PhD, 05/2021 - Health Policy, Harvard University
MHI, 05/2017 - Health Informatics, University of Michigan
BA, 05/2011 - History, University of Michigan
Honors and Awards
  • Best Young Researcher, Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA), 2023
  • NIH Loan Repayment Program Award, National Library of Medicine, 2022-2024
  • Best Paper Award, Medical Informatics Europe, 2022
  • Best Student Paper, Conference on Health IT and Analytics (CHITA), 2020
  • Partners in Excellence Award, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 2019
  • Derek Bok Center Certificate of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching, Harvard College, 2018
  1. Hendrix N, Bazemore A, Holmgren AJ, Rotenstein LS, Eden AR, Krist AH, Phillips RL. Variation in Family Physicians' Experiences Across Different Electronic Health Record Platforms: a Descriptive Study. 2023. PMID: 36952084

  2. Grouse CK, Waung MW, Holmgren AJ, Mongan J, Neinstein A, Josephson SA, Khanna RR. Behavioral "nudges" in the electronic health record to reduce waste and misuse: 3 interventions. 2022. PMID: 36519951

  3. Holmgren AJ, Byron ME, Grouse CK, Adler-Milstein J. Association Between Billing Patient Portal Messages as e-Visits and Patient Messaging Volume. 2023. PMID: 36607621

  4. Tang M, Holmgren AJ, McElrath EE, Bhatt AS, Varshney AS, Lee SG, Vaduganathan M, Adler DS, Huckman RS. Investigating the Association Between Telemedicine Use and Timely Follow-Up Care After Acute Cardiovascular Hospital Encounters. 2022. PMID: 36620529

  5. Cross DA, Adler-Milstein J, Holmgren AJ. Management Opportunities and Challenges After Achieving Widespread Health System Digitization. 2022. PMID: 36437617

  6. Apathy NC, Rotenstein L, Bates DW, Holmgren AJ. Documentation dynamics: note composition, burden, and physician efficiency. 2022. PMID: 36342001

  7. Rotenstein LS, Holmgren AJ, Healey MJ, Horn DM, Ting DY, Lipsitz S, Salmasian H, Gitomer R, Bates DW. Association Between Electronic Health Record Time and Quality of Care Metrics in Primary Care. 2022. PMID: 36255725

  8. Dixon, BE,
    Holmgren, AJ,
    Adler-Milstein, J,
    Grannis, SJ. Health Information Exchange and Interoperability 2022. PMID:

  9. Holmgren AJ, Rotenstein L, Downing NL, Bates DW, Schulman K. Association between state-level malpractice environment and clinician electronic health record (EHR) time. 2022. PMID: 35271723

  10. Arvisais-Anhalt S, Lau M, Lehmann CU, Holmgren AJ, Medford RJ, Ramirez CM, Chen CN. The 21st Century Cures Act and Multiuser Electronic Health Record Access: Potential Pitfalls of Information Release. 2022. PMID: 35175207

  11. Holmgren AJ, Downing NL, Tang M, Sharp C, Longhurst C, Huckman RS. Assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinician ambulatory electronic health record use. 2021. PMID: 34888680

  12. Apathy NC, Holmgren AJ, Werner RM. Growth in health information exchange with ACO market penetration. 2022. PMID: 35049261

  13. Thompson SC, Holmgren AJ, Ford EW. Information system use antecedents of nursing employee turnover in a hospital setting. 2020. PMID: 33399352

  14. Holmgren AJ, Kuznetsova M, Classen D, Bates DW. Assessing hospital electronic health record vendor performance across publicly reported quality measures. 2021. PMID: 34333626

  15. Holmgren AJ, Cutler D, Mehrotra A. The Increasing Role of Physician Practices as Bill Collectors: Destined for Failure. 2021. PMID: 34328509

  16. Holmgren AJ, Lindeman B, Ford EW. Resident Physician Experience and Duration of Electronic Health Record Use. 2021. PMID: 34348409

  17. Rotenstein LS, Holmgren AJ, Downing NL, Longhurst CA, Bates DW. Differences in Clinician Electronic Health Record Use Across Adult and Pediatric Primary Care Specialties. 2021. PMID: 34241631

  18. Rotenstein LS, Holmgren AJ, Downing NL, Bates DW. Differences in Total and After-hours Electronic Health Record Time Across Ambulatory Specialties. 2021. PMID: 33749732

  19. Co Z, Holmgren AJ, Classen DC, Newmark LP, Seger DL, Cole JM, Pon B, Zimmer KP, Bates DW. The Development and Piloting of the Ambulatory Electronic Health Record Evaluation Tool: Lessons Learned. 2021. PMID: 33657634

  20. Holmgren AJ, Downing NL, Bates DW, Shanafelt TD, Milstein A, Sharp CD, Cutler DM, Huckman RS, Schulman KA. Assessment of Electronic Health Record Use Between US and Non-US Health Systems. 2021. PMID: 33315048

  21. Co Z, Holmgren AJ, Classen DC, Newmark L, Seger DL, Danforth M, Bates DW. The tradeoffs between safety and alert fatigue: Data from a national evaluation of hospital medication-related clinical decision support. 2020. PMID: 32620948

  22. Levine DM, Co Z, Newmark LP, Groisser AR, Holmgren AJ, Haas JS, Bates DW. Design and testing of a mobile health application rating tool. 2020. PMID: 32509971

  23. Classen DC, Holmgren AJ, Co Z, Newmark LP, Seger D, Danforth M, Bates DW. National Trends in the Safety Performance of Electronic Health Record Systems From 2009 to 2018. 2020. PMID: 32469412

  24. Holmgren AJ, Apathy NC. Hospital adoption of API-enabled patient data access. 2019. PMID: 31471262

  25. Holmgren AJ, Co Z, Newmark L, Danforth M, Classen D, Bates D. Assessing the safety of electronic health records: a national longitudinal study of medication-related decision support. 2019. PMID: 31320497

  26. Adler-Milstein J, Holmgren AJ, Kralovec P, Worzala C, Searcy T, Patel V. Electronic health record adoption in US hospitals: the emergence of a digital "advanced use" divide. 2017. PMID: 29016973

  27. Holmgren AJ, Patel V, Adler-Milstein J. Progress In Interoperability: Measuring US Hospitals' Engagement In Sharing Patient Data. 2017. PMID: 28971929

  28. Holmgren AJ, Pfeifer E, Manojlovich M, Adler-Milstein J. A Novel Survey to Examine the Relationship between Health IT Adoption and Nurse-Physician Communication. 2016. PMID: 27999841

  29. Holmgren AJ, Patel V, Charles D, Adler-Milstein J. US hospital engagement in core domains of interoperability. 2016. PMID: 27982673