Ken Ong, MD, MPH
Ken Ong, MD, MPH

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I got my MPH at Columbia University, MD at Wayne State University, and BS at University of Michigan. I am board certified in Clinical Informatics, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice. I am fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Disease Society of America, Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS), and the New York Academy of Medicine.


From 1976 to 1998 I did clinical practice starting in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and then specialized in Infectious Diseases at the beginning of the AIDS outbreak. I transitioned from clinical practice to serving as a medical director for quality and risk management for a healthcare system and finally moved to Clinical Informatics full-time to implement and maintain the system’s first electronic health record. I worked from 1998 to 2016 in Clinical Informatics full-time in a variety of healthcare systems located in greater New York City. My last full-time engagement before retirement was at a hospital as a Chief Medical Informatics Officer which included achieving Meaningful Use Stages 1 and 2 and chairing the I.T. committee of its population health project (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program).


My clinical informatics history includes publishing the three editions of my (HIMSS) award winning 'Medical Informatics: An Executive Primer' that was initially written for the health information technology course I taught for seven years at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. I've gotten awards for clinical informatics: 2016 HIMSS service award for having served on its Board of Directors; in 2015 the International Association of Healthcare Professionals named me as a leading Clinical Informatics physician of the world; ExecSens Top Talks of 2013- ‘Consumer-Patient Engagement’; 2012 Modern Healthcare top 25 clinical informaticists; 2002 Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) Applied Medical Informatics award.


I am now in semi-retirement:

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