Benjamin Kanter, MD

MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Vocera

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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

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…

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What Hospitals Can Learn about Incident Detection

Physician Communication: Removing Hassles for On-Call Providers and the Clinicians Trying to Reach Them

Quality and Safety in Patient Care

Meg Shaw, a nurse on a hospital’s rapid response team, completes an examination of a patient recovering from surgery. The patient’s primary nurse had requested rapid response team assistance after being alerted that her patient had a low…

Enabling Safety and Quality Care

Choosing an Optimal Communication Device and Deployment Model in Healthcare

A substantial portion of my work involves partnering with hospital IT leaders on technology strategies for improving communication. I’m often asked for recommendations on smartphone strategies and vendors.

When I’m asked for recommendations on smartphone…

Enhancing Care with Technology
Smartphones in Healthcare
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