Barry P. Chaiken becomes new Medting CEO

Barry P. Chaiken, MD, MPH, FHIMSS has over 20 years experience in healthcare information technology, continuous quality improvement, risk management, patient safety and medical research. As Chief Executive Officer at Medting he provides strategic and clinical leadership while offering clients his expertise in clinical transformation and quality improvement.

Over the past 15 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 founder of his own company, he worked on quality improvement studies and clinical investigations for the National Institutes of Health, the Framingham Heart Study, and Boston University Medical School.

Chaiken is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management. Chaiken has delivered more than 50 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 currently writes a column on technology and quality for the journal Patient Safety and Quality Health Care.

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 is also a Board member, Board Liaison to HIMSS Europe, 2009-2010 Board Chair and a Fellow of the Health Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). Chaiken is an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He holds an appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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