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Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH has over 25 years experience in healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health. During his career, he worked with the National Institutes of Health, U.K.’s National Health Service, McKesson, Infor, and BearingPoint.
Over the past 20 years 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.
As president of DocsNetwork, 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.
Chaiken served as a Healthcare Advisory Board member to numerous organizations as CMO of DocsNetwork Ltd., his own 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, 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 is 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.