Healthcare organizations striving to improve patient care and safety must have an enterprise communication and collaboration (CC&C) platform to quickly transform data into actionable information and send it to the right person at the right time. Real-time health systems must also is break down silos of healthcare IT while supporting clinician adoption and well-being. Join Ben Kanter, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Vocera, to learn how a CC&C platform and an intelligent alarm management strategy can improve operational efficiencies, simplify clinical workflows, improve patient experience, and reduce cognitive overload among clinicians.
Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP
Chief Medical Information Officer
Vocera Communications, Inc.
Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP, is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) at Vocera, where he works closely with clinicians and engineers to co-design the next generation of real-time communication and collaboration solutions for hospitals and health systems. Prior to joining Vocera, Dr. Kanter worked as an industry consultant and thought leader with several innovative healthcare IT companies.He also served as the CMIO at Palomar Health in San Diego, where he spent seven years on the executive management team. As a medical staff leader, he chaired the departments of medicine at both Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital, where he was also Chief of Staff. Under Dr. Kanter’s leadership, Palomar Health achieved EMRAM level-6 at both hospitals.Dr. Kanter earned his medical degree and completed internal medicine training at Northwestern University. He completed post-doctoral studies in both pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the U.C.S.D. Medical center in California, where he remained on clinical faculty after graduation.Dr. Kanter is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and medical informatics. He has been a member of several corporate advisory boards, including Cisco, Nuance, AirStrip Technologies, and Spyglass Consulting. In 2013, he was the SoCal nominee for the HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award, and in 2015 he received the Steven S. Tanaka Renaissance Award from Palomar Health.
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