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Author - Dr. Michael Bakerman
Dr. Bakerman is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) for the UMass Memorial Healthcare System. Dr. Bakerman is responsible for the clinical implementation and adoption for the system’s Siemens Soarian EMR. In his role, Dr. Bakerman is also responsible for the development and deployment of a system wide integration strategy for affiliated and independent ambulatory physician practices. Prior to joining UMass Memorial, Dr. Bakerman was the Associate Medical Director for Partners Healthcare in Boston. Included among his many responsibilities was the development and management of system wide P4P measures and targets. With over $100M at risk, incentive measures for quality, technology and efficiency were developed. The network achieved an 85% level of return on their selected measures.
Dr. Bakerman was also the Medical Lead for Clinical Transformation Services at Perot Systems (now a subsidiary of Dell Computer). In his role, Dr. Bakerman led efforts for the clinical implementation of both inpatient and outpatient electronic medical records, including change management, workflow redesign, governance for IS projects, specific focus on clinician adoption and benefit realization. Specifically, Dr. Bakerman was the project lead at Marshall University for their integrated ambulatory practice implementation and adoption of Allscripts. Dr. Bakerman was the clinical lead for both an Allscripts implementation at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and for a Cerner PowerChart inpatient implementation and adoption at Catholic Health West in San Francisco.
Dr. Bakerman is a frequent lecturer. His most recent events included the National P4P summit in San Francisco in 2010 and 2011 and the National Patient Safety Colloquium in Boston in 2010. Dr Bakerman is an associate faculty at the Tufts Healthcare Institute in Boston participating in teaching residents in internal medicine topics in managed care. Dr. Bakerman has also been associate faculty at the Partners Clinical Process Improvement Program (CPIP) discussing topics in data management and analysis.