Benjamin Kanter, MD

MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Vocera


Benjamin Kanter, MD, FCCP, joined Vocera as Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) in January 2017. Prior to joining Vocera, Dr. Kanter worked as an industry consultant and thought leader with innovative healthcare IT companies, including Extension Healthcare, where he was most recently the CMIO.

He previously served as Chief Medical Officer of Sotera® Wireless. Prior to that, he was the CMIO at Palomar Health in San Diego, where he spent seven years on the executive management team.

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. He is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and medical informatics.

Dr. Kanter has been a member of several corporate advisory boards for organizations including Cisco, Nuance, AirStrip Technologies, and Spyglass Consulting. He is a published author and frequent speaker on how to seamlessly and securely integrate technology with medical practice.  

Articles by Benjamin Kanter, MD

COVID-19: Conserving PPE, Reducing Infection Risk

Many world leaders have compared the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to a war. Some people are uneasy with this comparison while others might agree with it to a limited extent.

One Italian professor of economic history recently made the point that “War-economy logic prevails…

Enabling Safety and Quality Care
Infection control

What Hospitals Can Learn about Incident Detection from the Notre Dame Disaster

On April 15, 2019, Notre Dame cathedral, the iconic and beloved monument, burned and was nearly lost in its entirety despite an enormously complex and expensive fire alarm system built exclusively to prevent such a disaster.

As a post-mortem examination has revealed, there are lessons…

Enabling Safety and Quality Care
What Hospitals Can Learn about Incident Detection