Andrew Boyd

Associate vice chancellor for research in computing and data initiatives


Andrew Boyd researches the use of health care data to simplify processes and make them more accurate and efficient. He is dedicated to improving the lives of millions through better use of a diverse and heterogeneous health record. 

Andrew Boyd

Andrew Boyd, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research in Computing and Data Initiatives (Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin)

His recent research includes investigating why some medical alarms go unheard by medical personnel, and differences in patient readmission rates for-profit vs. nonprofit public hospitals. He also has analyzed and mapped the complexities of the U.S. healthcare system’s transition from ICD-9, the ninth version of the International Classification of Disease, to the exponentially more complex ICD-10. 

Boyd has also examined of the disparity between vernacular used in everyday practice by physicians and that used by nurses, finding the overlap to be only 20 percent. 

He developed an app called My Interventional Drug-Eluting Stent Educational App (MyIDEA) with input from patients on the research team. 

In addition to his role as an associate vice chancellor, he is also associate chief health information officer for innovation and research, and an associate professor in biomedical and health information sciences. He is also lead clinical informatician for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, and a senior faculty member at the Edward R. Roybal Centers for Translational Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences of Aging.

Boyd earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and did postdoctoral work in biomedical informatics at the University of Michigan. 

Subject areas:

  • Consumer Health 
  • Mobile apps 
  • Algorithms to improve clinical decision making 
  • Electronic Health Records 


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