Kathleen Gallen, BSN, Adam Cohen, MD,
and Avni Khatri
EDC Heart Center | 2014

Expertaj is a web platform that allows referring providers and staff to easily search for the right clinical specialist to see their patients.  Expertaj was initially developed by Avni Khatri of the MGH Lab of Computer Science and Adam Cohen, MD for use in MGH Neurology. Through the Ether Dome Challenge, they partnered with Kathleen Gallen, RN, Nurse Manager of Outpatient Access and Outreach for the Heart and Vascular Centers, to expand Expertaj into Cardiology. Together, they developed an algorithm that incorporates physician-specific clinical data, billing data, and schedule availability data to yield a list of the most appropriate consultant for a patient based on selected search terms.