Dr. Braunstein teaches health informatics as a graduate seminar in the college and as an elective in the Online Masters of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) program. His latest book, Practitioners Guide to Health Informatics, a guide to health informatics for physicians and other non-technical readers, was published in the spring of 2015. His text, Contemporary Health Informatics, was published in the spring of 2014. Health Informatics in the Cloud, a brief guide to health informatics for non-technical readers, was published in 2012. An expanded and updated version of the book will be published this spring.
As Associate Director for Health Systems at the Institute for People and Technology he fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching directed at re-engineering the healthcare delivery system. At the Tennenbaum Institute he is involved in research in healthcare process mining. At the Interoperability & Integration Innovation Lab (I3L), he is involved in community and industry outreach projects with lab partners aimed at more facile adoption of HIT to improve the quality and efficiency of care delivery.
Prior to joining Georgia Tech in 2007 he founded several successful health IT companies. Prior to that he was on the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he developed one of the first functional ambulatory electronic medical record system.
He earned a BS degree from MIT in 1969, an MD degree from MUSC in 1974 and completed an internship in internal medicine at Washington University in 1975.