MGH resident Stephanie Rutledge, M.D. wins Mass. Medical Society Information Technology award

Dr. Stephanie Rutledge

Dr. Stephanie Rutledge, a second-year medicine resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, is the winner of the 2018 Massachusetts Medical Society’s Information Technology Award, thanks to an app designed to improve clinical skills.

The honor recognizes the development of an information technology tool that helps physicians practice medicine, teach medicine, or pursue clinical research. Two awards of $3,000 each are presented annually by the Massachusetts Medical Society, one to a medical student and one to a resident or fellow.

Rutledge created the ‘NeuroCog’ app to promote the focus on excellent clinical skills in medical schools and hospitals.

She has been awarded a grant for the app from the Center for Educational Innovation and Scholarship at Massachusetts General Hospital, and she continues to develop and expand the innovation at Harvard Medical School and at MGH.

Rutledge’s current research projects include evaluating the app’s effect on the acquisition of clinical skills by medical students, the use of inertial sensors to predict hospital readmission rates, novel therapeutics in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the safety of direct-acting antivirals in hepatitis C. She been published in over ten peer-reviewed journals, and has presented her work both nationally and internationally.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Rutledge graduated first in her medical class from University College Dublin in 2013, having been awarded 18 academic medals. She did post-graduate medical training in Ireland before moving to Boston in 2016. Dr. Rutledge’s career interests include medical education, clinical research in hepatology, and the use of innovative technology to improve patient care. She is especially interested in medical student education and in keeping the art of physical examination alive in medical schools.

 

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