Jonathan Merril, M.D., has joined Cambridge Management Group (cmg625.com) as a senior adviser.
Dr. Merril has devoted his career to improving provider and patient education through technology. He is currently developing a “chronic care university’’ at Partners HealthCare. The new “university’’ is an online service for patients and primary-care providers meant to improve the lives of people with chronic conditions, with the first program to be focused on multiple sclerosis.
Cambridge Management Group (cmg625.com) has increasingly worked with providers to improve care and control costs associated with patients with chronic conditions as their numbers increase with the aging of the population. Dr. Merril and his colleagues at Cambridge Management Group recognize the growing need to manage chronic diseases with innovation in diagnostics and therapeutics.
He uses mobile and simulation technology and healthcare-education expertise to work with businesses, government and non-profit organizations to create novel opportunities to enhance care.
He is also the chief executive of Astute Technology, which streams large medical conferences, including those of the American Heart Association, the American Society for Clinical Oncology and many other organizations. Dr. Merril holds many patents in the digital capture of such gatherings.
Dr. Merril has used the Internet and App technology to build some of the most widely used online (including mobile) learning resources for physicians and patients. These systems power the Partners Healthcare Office of Continuing Professional Development and some key activities (including board reviews) of various other large non-profit healthcare organizations.
He is an expert in building and integrating platforms for continuing education, maintenance of licensure and promoting best practices for hospitals and professional societies.
Dr. Merril received his M.D. degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He did his internship in internal medicine and then completed a fellowship in medical informatics in a joint program of George Washington and Massachusetts General Hospital. Jonathan Merril is married and has three children.