Institute for Health Technology Transformation Appoints Dr. Barry Chaiken Senior Fellow and Health IT Chair

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The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today that Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, DocsNetwork, Ltd, and former HIMSS Chair has been appointed Senior Fellow and Health IT Chair for the Institute’s 2012 series of educational programs and meetings.

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Dr. Chaiken brings a wealth of insight and industry expertise that will make a meaningful and lasting impact on programs and initiatives developed at the Institute.

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today that Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, chief medical officer, DocsNetwork, Ltd, and former HIMSS chair has been appointed senior fellow and health IT chair for the Institute’s 2012 series of educational programs and meetings.

Dr. Chaiken has over 20 years experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. During his career, he has worked with the National Institutes of Health, UK’s National Health Service, McKesson, and BearingPoint.

“We’re very pleased that Dr. Chaiken will be working with the Institute in a concerted effort to move our health system forward with programs that foster the more effective use of information technology,” said Waco Hoover, the Institute’s CEO.
“Dr. Chaiken brings a wealth of insight and industry expertise that will make a meaningful and lasting impact on programs and initiatives developed at the Institute.”

In Dr. Chaiken’s role as senior fellow and health IT chair he will work with the Institute’s Advisory Board and other industry leaders to program and develop leading educational programs and collaboration opportunities for health care leaders. In tandem with the Institute’s mission to promote the effective use of technology across the U.S. health system, Dr. Chaiken will engage leaders from the community to ensure the Institute continually provides timely and relevant resources.

“I am thrilled to lead the programs for the Institute in 2012,“ said Dr. Chaiken. “This presents a great opportunity for me to further facilitate the use of healthcare information technology to enhance quality of care, improve patient safety, and better manage healthcare resources.”

Dr. Chaiken is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management. He is currently Chief Medical Officer at DocsNetwork, Ltd. where he offers clients his expertise in strategy development, clinical transformation, and quality improvement.

Dr. Chaiken serves as a Healthcare Advisory Board member at Imprivata, Inc, ProtoHIT, Inc., and Symphony Corporation. He has delivered more than 60 CME lectures, and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Safety and the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. Chaiken writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Health Care.

Dr. Chaiken received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NYC, his masters in public health degree in health services administration from the Harvard School of Public Health and his bachelors of arts degree in psychology from the University at Albany. He acquired his specialty training from the Centers for Disease Control as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and from the New Jersey State Department of Health as a preventive medicine resident. He served as a Board member (2006-2010), Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe (2006-2009), and Board Chair (2009-2010), and continues his involvement as a Fellow of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS).

About the Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare. http://www.ihealthtran.com

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