Former Chairman of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society to Challenge Leading Hospital CIOs and Physicians to Think Differently About Healthcare

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Barry P. Chaiken, M.D. to speak at West Coast Soarian Users Group Meeting with Aventura about Mapping Technology to Clinical Workflow to Enhance Quality and Safety

Barry Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS

By bringing clinicians and IT professionals together, we can collaborate to bring about real technology-based change, rather than just adapting to mandates.

Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS, former board chair of Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), will address hospital executives on Wednesday, May 16 at the West Coast Soarian Users Group Meeting at the Hotel Monaco in Denver, CO. Dr. Chaiken will lead two separate sessions designed to provoke debate and discussion about how to improve quality and safety in today’s rapidly changing tech-driven hospitals.

In his talk Secret Sauce: Leveraging Workflow to Drive Adoption, Dr. Chaiken will discuss how rapid healthcare information technology implementations meet resistance because they fail to consider a critical element: mapping to the actual flow of work the technology supports. In a separate session with nurse informaticists, Dr. Chaiken will discuss how to avoid the danger technology can present to patients when it is implemented improperly in his session Using Intelligent Workflow to Enhance Quality and Safety.

“Technology can bring rapid improvements to healthcare, when implemented thoughtfully,” said Dr. Barry P. Chaiken. “When implemented quickly, healthcare technology can dramatically impede the natural workflow of clinicians. By bringing clinicians and IT professionals together, we can collaborate to bring about real technology-based change, rather than just adapting to mandates.”

Dr. Barry P. 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 provides thought leadership and offers clients like Aventura his expertise in clinical transformation and quality improvement. He serves as a Healthcare Advisory Board member at Symphony Corporation, and as Senior Fellow at the Institute for Health Technology Transformation. Chaiken 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. He writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare and is a frequent contributor to WTN Media’s online publications. 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 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. For Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), he served as a Board member (2006-2010), Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe (2006-2009), and Board Chair (2009-2010).

The 2012 CIO and Clinical Informatics Summit for the West Coast Soarian Users Group, sponsored in part by Aventura, provides an opportunity for healthcare IT leaders to visualize capitalizing on advancements and collaborate upon the common challenges of peers.

About Aventura:
Aventura improves the workflow of doctors and nurses by providing the information they need, when and where they need it. Aventura’s context and location aware computing intelligence orchestrates technologies already in place, making them responsive to the user. Aventura provides tools that help clinicians practice more productively and effectively, allowing them to spend more time with patients. Aventura improves clinician satisfaction, increases EMR use at the point of care, and allows focus on the quality of care. Learn more at http://www.aventurahq.com.

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