I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
- Pablo Picasso -
MEET DR. LYLE BERKOWITZ
Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS is a primary care physician, a healthcare IT innovator, and a serial entrepreneur with a passion for creating real world solutions which improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare system for both patients and physicians.
Dr. Berkowitz is the Chief Medical Officer & EVP of Product Strategy for MDLIVE, Inc.; as well as President of MDLIVE's Medical Group.
Academic Medical Center Experience
Dr. Berkowitz spent many years as a Physician Executive helping to lead IT and Innovation efforts at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, a multi-hospital health system with a top 10 academic medical center at its core. He was a long-time primary care physician at Northwestern's Bucktown office, as well as the Founder & Director of the non-profit Szollosi Healthcare Innovation Program (SHIP) at Northwestern.
Dr. Berkowitz has co-founded several healthcare startups and is the founder and chairman of healthfinch.com, a software company which optimizes clinical workflow efficiency. He additionally serves on the Board of Directors for OneView Healthcare, a patient engagement company, and is president of Back9 Healthcare Consulting, where he helps a wide variety of healthcare organizations use information technologies and innovation strategies in new and disruptive ways.
Dr. Berkowitz was the co-editor of the first book exploring the intersection healthcare IT and Innovation, and is a nationally recognized author and speaker on these topics. Because of his work using innovation and information technologies to improve healthcare for both physicians and patients, Dr. Berkowitz has picked up a few awards over his career:
HealthLeader’s “Twenty People Who Make Healthcare Better”
Healthspottr’s “Future Health Top 100 Innovators”
Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Clinical Informaticists”
One of the "Top Ten Healthcare Innovation Thought Leaders" to follow on Twitter
His Change Doctor blog has been voted one of the "Top 50 Healthcare IT Blogs"
Winner of the Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation's iSpot Competition for "Ideas that Will Transform Healthcare"
Additional Board Experience
Governance Board, The Innovation Learning Network (ILN)
Editorial Board, Clinical Innovation + Technology
Editorial Board, Healthcare Innovation News
Advisory Board, Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
Advisory Board, Northwestern University's Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs)
Dr. Berkowitz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. He received his MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and has a Biomedical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has achieved Fellowship rank in both the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American College of Physicians (ACP).
To keep things interesting, Dr. Berkowitz also spent many years as a physician consultant to a wide variety of movie, television and theatrical productions in Chicago, including Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, The Dark Knight, Batman v. Superman, Transformers 3 & 4, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Producers, Million Dollar Quartet, US Marshalls, Ocean’s 11 and 12, ER, and many more.