Dr. Lyle Berkowitz is the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Innovation for Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Medical Director of IT & Innovation for Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NMPG) in Chicago. He is also the Founder and Director of the Szollosi Healthcare Innovation Program (SHIP), President of Back 9 Healthcare Consulting, and the Founder and Chairman of healthfinch, a healthcare software company making “Doctor Happiness Tools”.
In 2008, HealthLeaders magazine highlighted Dr. Berkowitz as one of the nation’s top “individuals who are making a difference in today’s complex healthcare world” in their annual article on “Twenty People Who Make Healthcare Better”. In 2009, Healthspottr chose him as one of the “Future Health Top 100”, their list of top innovators and change agents in healthcare. In 2010, his “Change Doctor” blog was voted one of the “Top 50 Healthcare IT Blogs”, and he was a winner of the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation’s iSpot Competition for “Ideas that Will Transform Healthcare”. In 2011 and 2012, he was named one of the Top 25 Clinical Informaticians in the country by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Dr. Berkowitz has researched and consulted in the field of medical informatics throughout his professional career, with a focus on creating tools and strategies to improve both the physician and patient experience. He has gained national recognition as a well-regarded speaker, as the author of “Physician Adoption Strategies” in the American College of Physician’s book entitled Electronic Medical Records, and in his new book, Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare published in 2013.
Dr. Berkowitz serves on the Governance Board of the Innovation Learning Network, the Editorial Boards of Healthcare Informatics and Clinical Innovation + Technology magazines, and the Advisory Boards of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (IHT2), and Wiley & Sons Health Sciences Division. Dr. Berkowitz graduated with a Biomedical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine within the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
Finally, as the CEO and President of Back 9 Healthcare Consulting, Dr. Berkowitz works with a variety of hospital systems, pharmaceutical companies, eHealth vendors and other similar organizations. As an independent informatics and innovation consultant, Dr. Berkowitz helps these healthcare entities use information technologies and strategies in new and disruptive ways. Special interests include Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Internet applications, Change Management Leadership, Physician Adoption Strategies, Information Process Reengineering, and Innovative Thinking in Healthcare.