Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Core Faculty, Clinical Skills Course, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Mechanic is the Director of Telehealth at HMFP at BIDMC, an emergency medicine physician at BIDMC in Boston, and is on faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mechanic trained at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at BIDMC and obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) at Dartmouth Medical School, researching healthcare operations and implementing value-based health care delivery. He did a post-residency fellowship as a Fellow of Health Policy and Management at Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians. Dr. Mechanic’s expertise is in health care innovation, value-based delivery, and TeleHealth. He has taught at Harvard Medical School’s Executive Education program, and was a member of various seminars and leadership programs, such as the Physician Leadership Program, designed by health care leaders at the medical center and business school to develop leadership skills surrounding quality, safety, and process improvement projects.
Over recent years, his interests are in coordinating innovative approaches to healthcare delivery, population health, and telehealth endeavors within medical practices, and he has spoken nationally on such topics. He is passionate about assisting startups as a mentor and advisor.
Other interests include Emergency Department operations in order to provide timely and safe care to patients presenting in the ED, specifically regarding observation medicine. He has been awarded a Harvard Medical School teaching award and is a core faculty member for clinical skills assessment.
Dr. Mechanic publishes on telemedicine, digital health innovation, value-based delivery, and ED operations.
- BIDMC On Demand, a comprehensive telemedicine platform for urgent medical visits
- MassChallenge, startup Mentor
Dr. Mechanic lectures nationally and internationally on digital health innovation and telehealth.
-Connected Health Conference, Boston
-Converge to Accelerate, NYC
-Harvard Medical School Executive Education: Innovations in Digital Health
-American Telemedicine Association, Chicago/New Orleans
-Available upon request