Hamish Fraser

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Hamish Fraser, MBChB, MRCP, MSc, is an Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained in General Medicine, Cardiology, and Knowledge Based Systems in the UK and completed a fellowship in Clinical Decision Making and Cardiology at MIT and the New England Medical Center.

Dr. Fraser's work has led to the migration of medical informatics tools and expertise from developed countries to some of the most challenging environments in the developing world. He has held the position of Director of Informatics and Telemedicine for almost ten years at Partners In Health (PIH), where he leads the development of web-based medical record systems, data analysis tools, and pharmacy systems to support the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis and HIV in Peru, Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, and the Philippines. Along with colleagues from the Regenstrief Institute at the University of Indiana and the South African Medical Research Council, Dr. Fraser is a co-founder of the OpenMRS collaborative, an international collaboration to develop a flexible, open source medical record system platform for use in developing countries. OpenMRS is now used to support patient treatment at five PIH projects and at least fifteen other countries. Dr. Fraser has a strong interest in the evaluation of medical information systems in developing countries and has carried out studies in Peru, Haiti, and Rwanda. He was recently elected a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.