NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/04/13 -- Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced it has hired healthcare industry veteran Barry P Chaiken, MD, MPH as chief medical information officer (CMIO). In the newly created position, Chaiken will use his extensive expertise in both the healthcare and information technology fields to help design, build, implement, and support Infor Healthcare, an innovative suite of applications that provide organizations the agility to quickly adapt to changing conditions, improve patient outcomes, and grow operating margins.
"Infor software is specialized by industry and engineered for speed, and in no area are these facets more important and critical than the rapidly transforming healthcare industry," said Duncan Angove, president, Infor. "Dr. Chaiken, a world-renowned expert in the fields of healthcare information technology, patient safety, clinical transformation, and public health, is the ideal person to help Infor continue to deliver the tools that enable our customers to shape the future of the healthcare industry."
Serving more than 4,000 healthcare customers in more than 30 countries, Infor offers many applications specialized for Healthcare, such as Analytics for Healthcare, Infor Lawson Enterprise Financial Management, Infor Cloverleaf Integration and Information Exchange Suite, Infor Lawson Supply Chain Management for Healthcare, as well as Infor Enwisen Human Resource Management. These solutions are enabling automated, standardized processes for healthcare organizations, and helping organizations reduce costs by using resources more efficiently.
"With thousands of healthcare organizations running its software, Infor is uniquely positioned to impact the industry as it undergoes a significant transformation," said Barry P Chaiken, MD. "Infor is the right fit for me because of its strong momentum and laser focus on the healthcare industry, and also the development of groundbreaking innovations in the areas of mobility, social business, learning, and cloud computing that will change the way healthcare organizations work."
A 20 year industry veteran, Dr. Chaiken joins Infor from DocsNetwork, Ltd., where as chief medical officer he offered clients his expertise in strategy development, clinical transformation, and quality improvement. Dr. Chaiken is board certified in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health as well as Health Care Quality Management. He received a medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, NYC, and a master's degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. 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). He is a frequent lecturer and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Patient Safety and the journal of Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare.
Dr. Chaiken will officially start work at Infor on March 29th.
Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.