Susan Woods, MD, MPH

Susan Woods, MD, MPH, is an internist, researcher and innovator. She currently serves as Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Mercy Hospital in Portland. She was formerly the Director of Patient Experience at the Veteran Health Administration’s Connected Care Office, where she focused on the national development and deployment of web and mobile apps, and led efforts in Blue Button (patient portal access to clinical notes) and patient generated data. Sue founded the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence and Maine Tobacco HelpLine, and was Associate Director, Maine Medical Center Medicine Residency. She is passionate about digital strategy and therapeutics, and driving virtual services into routine care. Her research and work focuses on design and usage of patient technology, digital inclusion, and patient-clinician collaboration for participatory care. She is the current President of the Society for Participatory Medicine, and board member of the Maine Medical Association.