Dr. Benjamin Kanter

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Benjamin Kanter MD FCCP is the Chief Medical Information Officer for Palomar Health in San Diego.   He graduated from the University of Michigan with Distinction and Honors after which he received his Medical degree and Internal Medicine training at Northwestern University.  He completed his post-doctoral studies in both Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at the U.C.S.D. Medical Center in California.
Dr. Kanter is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, and received special certification in Critical Care.  He is a partner with Escondido Pulmonary Medical Group, the Chief Medical Officer for ConversePoint Inc. (Chicago), provides consulting services for AirStrip Technologies, and is a member of the advisory boards of the following companies: Cisco, Nuance, AirStrip Technologies, Sotera Wireless, Spyglass Consulting, and the CMIO Board for HealthLeaders Media.
Dr. Kanter has chaired the departments of Medicine at both Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital and is a past-Chief of Staff at Pomerado Hospital.  He became the CMIO for Palomar Health in 2006 and is a member of the executive management team.  In this role, he is responsible for the development of clinical information systems.  He has a special interest in mHealth and is the co-developer of the MIAA platform, now licensed to AirStrip Technologies.
Recent presentations include: “An Android-OS based EHR for Healthcare” (8th Annual Mobile Healthcare Summit, Toronto 2012), “EHR Adoption in the ICU: it’s all about the UI” (HIMSS, 2012).  “A Darwinian View of the Electronic Medical Record – An evolutionary perspective on design and functionality” (Keynote address, HIMSS SoCal Annual Regional Meeting 2012), Device alarm/alert management panelist (AAMI, 2013), mHealth Design (NextMed Conference, San Diego 2013), “Action at a Distance” (9th Annual Mobile Healthcare Summit, Toronto, 2013), HIMSS 2013 Clinical Engineering and IT Leadership Symposium: Executing your Medical Device Integration Roadmap.