Barry Blumenfeld MD, MS, is a formally trained Informaticist with a record of leadership in healthcare information systems design, development, implementation, and optimization. He is adept at harmonizing the pressing needs of clinicians with the data and performance objectives of healthcare institutions.
Dr. Blumenfeld has held multiple roles at the intersection of healthcare and informatics. From 2008 through 2013 he was senior vice president and chief information officer for MaineHealth and Maine Medical Center, where he led all IT operations and initiatives for an eight-hospital integrated delivery system. Prior to joining MaineHealth, Dr. Blumenfeld was general manager, Solutions Architecture, for GE Healthcare Integrated IT Solutions. In this capacity, he led business-wide product integration initiatives for this $1.7 billion dollar operating unit within General Electric's healthcare division. Prior to that role, Dr. Blumenfeld was the associate director of Clinical Informatics R&D for Partners Healthcare System in Boston, where he led a team engaged in applied research and software. He has also served as adjunct faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Blumenfeld’ s current projects include serving as principal investigator on an initiative to accelerate the dissemination of patient-centered outcomes research into point-of-care clinical decision support, and efforts aimed at assessing the adequacy of PCOR Trust Fund investments in data infrastructure to support clinical effectiveness research.