Bijay Acharya is a practicing academic hospitalist at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the MGH/MGPO Assistant Chief Quality Officer for Clinical Informatics and Patient Safety.
He graduated from medical school in Nepal and completed his internal medicine residency in the South Bronx, NY. He moved to the MGH to work as a hospitalist in 2011, with a brief stint at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 2018 to 2021. He served as the Harvard Medical School/CRICO Fellow for Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (2014 – 2016) while completing an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Bijay’s work, over the years, has encompassed clinical disciplines beyond internal medicine with a central focus on improving patient/provider satisfaction by leveraging clinical informatics and data analytics capabilities of healthcare technologies in complex systems. He has worked on wide-ranging topics, from high-value care, cost of care, diagnostic errors, workflow improvements, handoffs, and risk management to harm reduction, patient experience, team training, and root cause analysis.
At MGH, Bijay oversees patient safety and quality improvement projects that intersect human-computer interactions in healthcare by redesigning clinical workflows, Electronic Medical Record enhancements, improving care transitions, and patient experience/management both in and outside the hospital.
Bijay has a strong interest in global health. He co-founded a non-profit, Nyaya-Health/Possible, that runs an integrated rural health system in rural Nepal in partnership with the government of Nepal, bringing high-quality community-based care to impoverished and vulnerable populations.
Outside work, Bijay remains busy with his two kids.