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Applied clinical informatics, risks to patient safety from health information technology (HIT) and the use of health information technology to support safety goals, use of HIT to support clinical quality goals, AI in medicine, hospital medicine, teaching hospital medicine, use of HIT for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, use of HIT for hospital glycemic control, EHR usability, Cerner EHR, lean production methods, and informatics governance and team building.


1981 Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.
1991 Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
1991-1994 Residency, Internal Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
2004 Board Certified, Internal Medicine
2007-2009 Fellowship, Clinical Informatics, University of Washington School of Medicine National Library of Medicine Training Program, Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, Seattle, WA.
2013  Board Certified in Clinical Informatics
Currently work as Hospitalist and CMIO at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA


Aaronson CV July 2023

Representative publications:

  • Solti I, Aaronson BA, Fletcher G, Solti M, Gennari J, Cooper M, Payne T, “Building an Automated Problem List Based on Natural Language Processing: Lessons Learned in the Early Phase of Development” AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2008; 2008: 687
  • Hanson D, Aaronson B, Krevat S. An EHR Structured Discharge Documentation Tool to Mistake Proof CHF Bundle Compliance. (2010), Innovations Poster Abstract. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 5: 84–110. doi: 10.1002/jhm.708
  •  White A, Aaronson B, Fletcher G. et. al. Initial Pilot of an Electronic Health Record Dashboard to Improve Compliance with Inpatient Quality Measures. (2010), Innovations Poster Abstract. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 5: 84–110. doi: 10.1002/jhm.708
  • Aaronson BA, Westley M, Spohnholtz M, Tyler L, Dunning, E. Evaluation of an Electronic Early Warning System for the Detection of Critically Ill Hospital Patients. (2008), Innovations Abstracts. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 3: 49–74. doi: 10.1002/jhm.330
  •  Aaronson B, Stone D, Schaft M, et. al. An Electronic Health Record Based Tool to Aid in the Prevention of Avoidable Deaths in Hospital Patients. (2009), Innovations Poster Abstracts. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 4: 73–92. doi: 10.1002/jhm.546