Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH has over 25 years’ experience in healthcare information technology, clinical transformation, and business intelligence. Dr. Chaiken is the author of the recently released Navigating the Code: How Technology Transforms the Patient-Physician Journey, a groundbreaking book on healthcare information technology and its potential impact on quality, access, and cost of care.
He currently serves as President of DocsNetwork Ltd. and previously worked with the National Institutes of Health, UK National Health Service, McKesson, Infor, and Salesforce/Tableau. He has served as guest lecturer and consultant on topics including patient safety, clinician adoption of information technology, quality improvement, and managed care.
During his career Dr. Chaiken provided expertise in quality and patient safety to providers, payers, and life science organizations helping them utilize information technology to improve clinical and administrative activities. He also assisted hospitals and technology firms in the creation of medical software products and services.
Dr. 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 served on the editorial board of the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare. Dr. Chaiken regularly contributes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare and Health Data Management. He also served as Conference Chair of the annual Digital Healthcare Conference and contributed to WTN Media’s online publications.
Dr. Chaiken received his medical degree from Downstate Medical Center, his Master in Public Health in health services administration from the Harvard School of Public Health, and his Bachelor of Arts 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 is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management. Dr. Chaiken is an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.
Dr. Chaiken 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). He is a guest lecturer in both graduate and undergraduate level courses in healthcare information technology at Boston University’s Questrom School of Management and Tufts University.