Benjamin Kanter, 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, FCCP

Smart Hospital, Resilient Organization


Health Information Technology Can Enable Organizational Resilience

Clinical and operational systems in hospitals push out notifications about patient care events: a patient is deteriorating; a patient is about to fall; a patient has pressed the…

Enhancing Care with Technology
Smart Hospital

Preserving Quick Access to Communication During COVID-19

My daughter is a nurse at a major medical center. Throughout the pandemic, she has been redeployed a few times. First, from her regular job to managing a COVID-19 testing site, then to managing an emergency department surge tent, and now, managing vaccination sites in addition to her standard…

Enabling Safety and Quality Care
Dr. Kanter's daughter wearing typical PPE

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