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Eric D. Newman, MD

Director, Department of Rheumatology

Vice Chair for Clinical Innovations, Division of Medicine
Chief, Specialty Care innovation and Integrations, Population Health


Department of Rheumatology
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA 17822
Phone: 570-271-6416
Fax: 570-271-5845


MD, Penn State College of Medicine, 1983
Residency, North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1986
Fellowship, Geisinger Medical Center, 1988


Outcomes, Health Information Technology, Health Services, Immunology/Auto-immune Disease


Process Redesign Methodology, Health Information Technology, Population Management and Program Development, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis


I have an abiding interest in redesigning the delivery of care to improve outcomes in patients with chronic rheumatic diseases. My experience and expertise in process redesign and health information technology has allowed our Rheumatology Department, to work on a number of exciting and cutting edge projects designed to create more patient-centric, higher quality, and more efficient health care and patient outcomes. 


Olenginski TP, Maloney-Saxon G, Matzko CK, Mackiewicz K, Kirchner HL, Bengier A, Newman ED. (2015, Feb.). High-risk osteoporosis clinic (HiROC): improving osteoporosis and postfracture care with an organized, programmatic approach.. Osteoporos Int. , 26(2), 801-10.   

Newman ED, Lerch V, Billet J, Berger A, Kirchner HL.. (2014, Nov). Improving the Quality of Care of Patients with Rheumatic Disease Using Patient-Centric Electronic Redesign Software.. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). , Epub ahead of print.   

Harrington JT, Newman ED, editors. (2012). Great Health Care – Making It Happen. Springer Publishing Company , New York.   

Harrington JT, Newman ED. (2012). High-Impact Rheumatology practice redesign. The Rheumatologist , 8, 1-3.   

Newman ED, Lerch V, Jones JB, Stewart W. (2012, Apr). Touchscreen questionnaire patient data collection in rheumatology practice: Development of a highly successful system using process redesign. Arthritis Care and Research , 64(4), 589-596.   

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