Dr. Barry Chaiken MD, MPHProfessor, Health IT
Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health, and has worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K’s. National Health Service, McKesson, BearingPoint, and Infor.
During his career Chaiken provided expertise in quality and patient safety to provider and payor organizations helping them utilize information technology to improve clinical and administrative activities. He has served as guest lecturer and consultant on topics including patient safety, clinician adoption of information technology, quality improvement, and managed care. Chaiken also assisted hospitals and technology firms in the creation of medical software products and authoring of marketing communication materials.
Chaiken is currently President of the DocsNetwork Ltd. where he offers his expertise in business development, clinical transformation, and quality improvement. He is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management, and will sit for his board certification in informatics in 2016.
Chaiken served as a Healthcare Advisory Board member to numerous organizations as head of DocsNetwork, his own boutique healthcare IT consulting company. He has delivered more than 60 CME lectures, and is currently on the editorial board of the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. Chaiken writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. 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 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). As an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, Chaiken is a guest lecturer in both graduate and undergraduate level courses in Healthcare Information Technology in its School of Management.