Dr. Wu is an Associate 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
Effects of clinical communication interventions in hospitals: a systematic review of information and communication technology adoptions for improved communication between clinicians.
Int J Med Inform. 2012 Nov;81(11):723-32
The use of smartphones in general and internal medicine units: a boon or a bane to the promotion of interprofessional collaboration?
J Interprof Care. 2012 Jul;26(4):276-82
Understanding interprofessional communication: a content analysis of email communications between doctors and nurses.
Appl Clin Inform. 2012;3(1):38-51
Improving hospital care and collaborative communications for the 21st century: key recommendations for general internal medicine.
Interact J Med Res. 2012;1(2):e9
Implementation of a continuous admission model reduces the length of stay of patients on an internal medicine clinical teaching unit.
J Hosp Med. 2012 Jan;7(1):55-9
J Med Internet Res. 2011;13(3):e59
Health Care Manag (Frederick). 2011 Jul-Sep;30(3):242-6
BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Nov;20(11):924-30
Can J Cardiol. 2011 May-Jun;27(3):369-75
Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Dec;19(6):e32
Clinician Investigator, Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health (Techna)
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto