Robert S. Rudin

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Information Scientist
Boston Office

Education

B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Rochester; S.M. in technology and policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. in technology, management, and policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations at (310) 451-6913, or email media@rand.org.

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Overview

Robert S. Rudin is an Information Scientist at the RAND Corporation. He conducts research in health information technology innovation.

Rudin's interests include how health IT can improve coordination of care and patient interaction with the healthcare system. He has conducted studies involving user needs assessment, health IT design and development, and evaluation of impact. He uses quantitative and qualitative methods in his work.

Prior to joining RAND, Rudin had internships at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and at the Center for IT Leadership at Partners Healthcare. He worked as a professional software engineer for several years.

Rudin completed a National Library of Medicine Fellowship and earned a Ph.D. in technology, management, and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Recent Media Appearances

Commentary: New England Journal of Medicine; The Health Care Blog

Commentary

  • Doctors looking up information about their patient on a tablet

    The Little Exchange That Could...Transform the U.S. Health Care System

    As Congress continues to think about whether and how to support the development of Health Information Exchanges, it should consider the commitment required to bring a mature statewide or national network of HIEs into practice. It should prioritize the evaluation of government-funded HIEs, so that research can help inform and foster return on investment for scarce taxpayer dollars.

    Jan 28, 2015 The Health Care Blog

  • doctors working on laptop

    How Electronic Health Records Can Lead to Care Coordination

    Inadequate care coordination is a major problem in health care delivery, but information technology is emerging as an important tool for enhancing coordination and, ultimately, improving the delivery of care, writes Robert Rudin.

    Aug 13, 2013 The RAND Blog

  • physician with laptop

    Unraveling the IT Productivity Paradox—Lessons for Health Care

    Although health care organizations have favorable characteristics that can maximize IT's benefits, the reengineering of health care delivery is only beginning, write Spencer Jones, Paul Heaton, Robert Rudin, and Eric Schneider.

    Jun 13, 2012 New England Journal of Medicine

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