Dr. Wu is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and general internist at the University Health Network. His training includes an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering, a fellowship in Internal Medicine and a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. Wu's thesis was on the development and evaluation of a portal for patients with heart failure; the portal facilitated the active follow up of patients with heart failure in the community.
Dr. Wu's research interests focus on the development and evaluation of information technology to improve patient care. This includes the use of communication systems to coordinate care, mobile devices and Internet-based tools for chronic disease management. He has developed and evaluated the following systems: a heart failure patient portal; a heart failure simulation; and a smartphone-enabled communication system for interprofessional care. The smartphone-enabled communication system is the current standard of communication on General Internal Medicine wards for nurses to communicate with physicians at the University Health Network
Hospital-Based Clinicians' Use of Technology for Patient Care-Related Communication: A National Survey.
J Hosp Med. 2017 Jul;12(7):530-535
A time-motion study of residents and medical students performing patient discharges from general internal medicine wards: a disjointed, interrupted process.
Intern Emerg Med. 2017 Mar 27;:
An analysis of messages sent between nurses and physicians in deteriorating internal medicine patients to help identify issues in failures to rescue.
Int J Med Inform. 2017 Apr;100:9-15
Analysis of Smartphone Interruptions on Academic General Internal Medicine Wards. Frequent Interruptions may cause a 'Crisis Mode' Work Climate.
Appl Clin Inform. 2017 Jan 04;8(1):1-11
J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Nov;30(11):1651-6
Goals of care discussions among hospitalized long-term care residents: Predictors and associated outcomes of care.
J Hosp Med. 2016 Jul 21;
Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Mar;59(3):165-72
A sociological exploration of the tensions related to interprofessional collaboration in acute-care discharge planning.
J Interprof Care. 2016 Feb 6;:1-9
Medical Residents and Interprofessional Interactions in Discharge: An Ethnographic Exploration of Factors That Affect Negotiation.
J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Oct;30(10):1454-60
Int J Qual Health Care. 2015 Jun;27(3):183-8
Clinical Researcher, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto