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Richard Schreiber

Assistant Regional Dean, Holy Spirit Campus
Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Geisinger 
Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Geisinger Holy Spirit
Diplomate, Clinical Informatics (ABPM-CI)
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Medical Education
Central Campus

Geisinger Holy Spirit
431 North 21st St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Fax: 717-724-6433


Richard Schreiber, MD, FACP, is professor of medicine and regional assistant dean, Central Campus, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine since 2017, associate chief medical informatics officer, Geisinger since 2018, and chief medical informatics officer at Geisinger Holy Spirit in Camp Hill, Pa, since 2005. He is board certified in internal medicine and clinical informatics. He is an internist, geriatrician, educator and researcher. He was previously in private practice for 25 years with the Internists of Central PA, and now works part time as a hospitalist at Geisinger Holy Spirit. Dr. Schreiber is faculty for the informatics fellowship and for undergraduate medical education. He is the physician champion for the use and optimization of electronic health records (EHR) at Geisinger. He spearheaded physician EHR adoption and near universal computerized provider order entry (CPOE) for the first EHR which Geisinger Holy Spirit utilized for over 10 years. Dr. Schreiber then led the transformation to a system-wide EHR which is essentially paperless. Dr. Schreiber is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Clinical Informatics), has been board certified in geriatrics, and is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, the American Medical Informatics Association, the Association of Medical Directors of Information Services, and HIMSS. He received the AMDIS Special Recognition in Applied Clinical Informatics award in 2014.

Student research opportunities

Participation in on-going informatics studies and literature review. Dr. Schreiber’s clinical informatics research focuses on clinical decision support, CPOE, drug-drug interaction alerting, documentation improvement, problem list curation and CDS anomalies.

Recent publications

  • Schreiber R. Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria and Managing Patient Populations. Comment on: DesRoches, et al. Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(10):717 doi: PMID: 24247679.
  • Schreiber R, Peters K, Shaha SH. Computerized Provider Order Entry Reduces Length of Stay in a Community Hospital. Appl Clin Inf. 2014;5(3):685-698. PMID: 25298809.
  • Schreiber R. Value of Well's PE prediction score in elderly outpatients. Comment on: Schouten, et al. Accuracy of the Wells Clinical Prediction Rule for Pulmonary Embolism in Older Ambulatory Adults, at J Am Ger Soc 2014;62:2126-2141. J Am Ger Soc. 2015;63(5):1048-1049. Author reply p.1049-1050. PMID: 25989581.
  • Schreiber R. Invited commentary: Adding CT to screening for occult cancer did not increase diagnosis of cancer from screening in unprovoked VTE. Ann Int Med. ACP Journal Club 2015; 17 November. JC9. Comment on Carrier M, Lazo-Langner A, Shivakumar S, et al; SOME Investigators. Screening for occult cancer in unprovoked venous thromboembolism. N Engl J Med. 2015;373:697-704. PMID: 26571263.
  • Schreiber R. Shaha SH. Computerised Provider Order Entry Adoption Rates Favourably Impact Length of Stay. J Innov Health Inform. 2016;23(1):459-465. PMID: 27348485
  • McEvoy DS, Sittig DF, Hickman T-T, Aaron K, Ai A, Amato M, Bauer DW, Fraser GM, Harper J, Kennemer A, Krall MA, Lehmann CU, Malhotra S, Murphy DR, O’Kelley B, Samal L, Schreiber R, Singh H, Thomas EJ, Vartian CV, Westmorland J, McCoy AB, Wright A. Variation in High Priority Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts Across Institutions and Electronic Health Records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017;24(2):331-338. First published online: 28 August 2016. PMID: 27570216.
  • Schreiber R, Shaha J, Gregoire J, Shaha S. Think Time: A Novel Approach to Analysis of Clinicians' Behavior After Reduction of Pharmacologic Interaction Alerts. Int J Med Inform. 2017;97:59-67. Published online September 30, 2016.  PMID: 27919396.
  • Liyanage H, Liaw, S-T, Di Iorio CT, Kuziemsky C, Schreiber R, Terry AL, de Lusignan S. Building a privacy, ethics, and data access framework for real world computerised medical record system data: A Delphi study. Contribution of the Primary Health Care Informatics Working Group. IMIA Yearb Med Inform. 2016;138-145. Published online November 10, 2016. PMID: 27830242.
  • Schreiber R, Sittig DF, Ash J, Wright A. Orders on file but no labs drawn: investigation of machine and human errors caused by an interface idiosyncrasy. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017;24(5):958-963. Published on line February 16, 2017. PMID: 28339629.
  • Wright A, Hickman TT, McEvoy D, Aaron S, Ai A, Ash JS, Andersen JM, Ramoni R, Hauskrecht M, Embi P, Schreiber R, Sittig DF, Bates DW. Methods for Detecting Malfunctions in Clinical Decision Support Systems. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;245:1385. PMID: 29295464.
  • Wright A, Ai A, Ash J, Wiesen JF, Hickman TT, Aaron S, McEvoy D, Borkowsky S, Dissanayake PI, Embi P, Galanter W, Harper J, Kassakian SZ, Ramoni R, Schreiber R, Sirajuddin A, Bates DW, Sittig DF. Clinical decision support alert malfunctions: analysis and empirically-derived taxonomy. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25(5):496-506. First published online 16 October 2017. PMID: 29045651
  • Liyanage H, Liaw, S-T, Konstantara E, Mold F, Schreiber R, Kuziemsky C, Terry AL, de Lusignan S. Benefit-risk of patients’ online access to their medical records: Consensus exercise of an international expert group. of the Primary Health Care Informatics Working Group Contribution to the Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2018. IMIA Yearb Med Inform. 2019; 27(1):156-162. PMID: 29681044. First published Aug, 2018.
  • Schreiber R. Errors resulting from standard order sets. Letter in response to: Gupta A, Das SR, Pandey A. ß-blockers in myocardial infarction: Issues with standard admission order sets. In response to JAMA. 2018; Mar 27:319(12):1269-1270. JAMA. 2018; Aug 28:320(8):838. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.7816
  • Wright A, Ash J, Aaron S, Ai A, Hickman TT, Wiesen JF, Galanter W, McCoy AB, Schreiber R, Longhurst C, Sittig DF. Best practices for ensuring reliability of clinical decision support systems: results of a Delphi study. Int J Med Inform. 2018; Oct;118:78-85.
  • Schreiber R. Stubble trouble. ACP Hospitalist. 2018;12(9):5. (non-peer reviewed).
  • Schreiber R. Relationship between PPIs and pneumonia may be an epiphenomenon. J Am Ger Soc. First published Oct 16. 2018;66(12):2429-2430. In response to Zirk-Sadowski, et al. J Am Ger Soc. 2018;66:1332-1338.
  • Samaan C, Valentin M, Schreiber R, Kirby J. Sun Protection Policies in Juvenile Detention Centers in Pennsylvania. Skin. 2019;3(2) Mar:28-30.
  • Wright A, McEvoy DS, Aaron S, McCoy AB, Amato MG, Kim H, Ai A, Cimino JJ, Desai BR, El-Kareh R, Galanter W, Longhurst CA, Malhotra S, Radecki RP, Samal L, Schreiber R, Shelov E, Sirajuddin AM, Sittig DF. Structured override reasons for drug-drug interaction alerts in electronic health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2019; accepted for publication.
  • Liyange H, Liaw S-T, Jonnagaddala J, Schreiber R, Kuziemsky C, Terry AL, de Lusignan. Artificial intelligence in primary health care: Perceptions, issues, and challenges. Consensus exercise of an international expert group of the Primary Health Care Informatics Working Group Contribution to the Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2019. IMIA Yearb Med Inform.


BA – Cornell University
MD – Albany Medical College
Residency – Associated Hospitals Program, University of Rochester
Chief Residency – Associated Hospitals Program, Strong Memorial Hospital/Genesee Hospital/University of Rochester