Barry Chaiken MD, MPH, has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. Currently Chief Medical Information Officer at Infor, he previously worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K’s. National Health Service, McKesson, and BearingPoint.
During his career Chaiken provided expertise in quality and patient safety to provider and payor organizations helping them utilize information technology to improve activities. He has served as guest lecturer and consultant on topics including patient safety, clinician adoption of information technology, and the patient centered medical home.
As Infor’s CMIO, Chaiken offers his expertise in strategy development, clinical transformation, and quality improvement. He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management.
He is currently on the editorial board of the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare where he writes a column on technology and quality. He also serves as Conference Chair of the annual Digital Healthcare Conference and is a frequent contributor to WTN Media’s online publications.
Chaiken received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, his masters in public health degree 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). As an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, Chaiken teaches a graduate level course in Healthcare Information Technology in its School of Management.
As complexity increases with ever-expanding care networks, establishing interoperability is critical for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) to optimize clinician performance and patient outcomes. This session outlines how utilizing an industry-specific technology suite to create a more integrated care environment is essential to promote interoperability and enhance the overall quality of care.
Revolution is defined as a "drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving." Our healthcare system requires a health information technology (HIT) revolution, a drastic change in the way we deliver care by utilizing IT in new and innovative ways.