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Assistant Professor of Medicine Associate Chief Medical Information Officer; Medical Director, Office of International Programs

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Cheng-Kai Kao, MD

Cheng-Kai Kao, MD, is an academic hospitalist board-certified in clinical informatics. In addition to clinical practice and residency education, his areas of interest in informatics include clinical decision support, mobile health, data analytics, and healthcare innovation. As associate chief medical information officer, he leads multiple initiatives that leverage information technology to provide decision support for the frontline clinicians to ensure patient safety, optimize clinical workflow to increase work efficiency, enhance usability of the electronic health record system to reduce screen time, and make innovations to improve care quality and patient experience. He is the course instructor of clinical informatics at Pritzker School of Medicine and Graham School master program of biomedical informatics in University of Chicago.

Dr. Kao also serves as the medical director in the office of international programs. He oversees the clinical course of international patients from all over the world, optimizes their care quality and patient experience, promotes the knowledge transfer service, and fosters collaboration with overseas academic medical centers and healthcare organizations.

Dr. Kao is also the site principal investigator of several phase III clinical trials on novel oral anticoagulants, one of which led to the FDA approval of the new oral anticoagulant Betrixaban. Dr. Kao is named Top Hospitalist by American College of Physicians Hospitalist magazine in 2017. 

Specialties

  • Hospital Medicine

Education

National Taiwan University

Additional Education

  • Residency: Albert Einstein Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems
  • Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI)
  • BCBS PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Taiwanese