Guest Speaker Bio - Dr. Charles Lee

Dr. Charles Lee has been a leading advocate to reduce disparities in access to health information for underserved populations. He is a board certified internal medicine physician and past National Library of Medicine fellow in medical informatics at UNC Chapel Hill/Duke University. Dr. Lee founded Polyglot Systems in 2001 with a mission to develop practical, affordable multi-language technology solutions to improve healthcare access and reduce disparities for underserved and limited English proficient patient populations. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in medical education software development, user interface and instructional design, and health literacy. Some of the areas of Dr. Lee’s multi-language research and development include 1) applications for health insurance coverage, 2) reducing medication errors, 3) medication reconciliation and adherence intelligence, 4) discharge instructions, and 5) emergency triage. Dr. Lee is a past recipient of the Tibbetts Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for his work in healthcare and technology. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Healthcare Heroes Award from the Triangle Business Journal, Raleigh, NC.