Paul Biondich, MD, MS

Paul Biondich, MD, MS

  • Research Scientist, Center for Biomedical Informatics
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Director, Global Health Informatics Program

Dr. Biondich is a senior medical informatics researcher and pediatrician whose research interests include informatics interventions in resource-constrained environments, decision support systems and open communities of practice. He is the co-founder and project lead of OpenMRS, an open source medical record system platform to support underserved populations, which is currently deployed in over 80 countries throughout the world.

He is very active in international health information architecture development efforts, both through his leadership of a WHO Collaborating Centre in Medical Informatics, and in the formation of a new adaptive technical assistance community that supports national planning and implementation of health information sharing architectures (OpenHIE).

In his leadership role of the Global Health Informatics program at the Regenstrief Institute, he participates in a wide variety of strategically important R&D health informatics initiatives for PEPFAR, Gates Foundation, CDC, USAID, WHO, and GIZ. All of these projects provide a rich substrate that allows Paul to study these unique environments and learn the effectiveness of various health informatics interventions applied to these settings.

“Commercial electronic medical record systems aren’t equipped to handle the problems encountered in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. One size doesn’t fit all.”