Andrew Chu MD, MPH, MBA
08 June 2022
Ether Dome, MGH
The Healthcare Transformation Lab (HTL) Applied Research Fellowship in Healthcare Innovation is a one-year program, which provides a unique opportunity for healthcare providers at MGH interested in hands-on care delivery transformation projects to make an impact on the front lines. Fellows spend the year leading innovation projects with mentorship from experts in the field as well as support from senior leadership, while gaining hands-on experience guiding their projects from ideation, to iteration, to implementation.
On 8 June 2022, the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab celebrated its most recent graduate of the program, Andrew Chu, MD, MPH, MBA, a graduating resident of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency.
During his time as an HTL Fellow, Dr. Chu, in collaboration with his fellowship director, Dr. Jared Conley, and the American Heart Association (AHA) developed a pair of mobile apps – MGH ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) – used by 40,000 clinicians globally for cardiac resuscitation at the bedside. His work on these two apps earned him the 2022 Information Technology Award for Residents/Fellows from the Massachusetts Medical Society.
“Once you have an idea, you want to get it to the doctors as soon as possible—and that doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” says Dr. Chu. “The multidisciplinary approach and team at HTL was essential to transforming ideas into reality.”