ECRI appoints Benjamin Dai as Chief Technology Officer

ECRIan independent, not-for-profit healthcare services organization that provides technology solutions and evidence-based guidance to healthcare decision-makers worldwide Benjamin DaiMS, TOGAF, its new chief technology officer and chief information officer. Dai brings more than 20 years of engineering and information technology leadership experience to Fortune 100 companies in the healthcare provider, payer, medical device, consumer products and biomedical research industries.

“Information technology and security are core competencies for the success of our company,” he says Marcus SchabackerMD, PhD, President and CEO of ECRI. “Benjamin brings a focused interest at the intersection of technology, disruptive innovation, business collaboration and employee health, all through the lens of transformation in the digital age.”

Dai is responsible for driving the ongoing digital transformation of ECRI’s outbound products and services and inbound business operations.

“With ECRI, I have found an extraordinary opportunity to advance evidence-based patient care by integrating meaningful data with best-in-class technologies and business opportunities,” says Dai. “Through machine learning and seamless integration of disparate datasets, we help healthcare organizations across the continuum of care implement complete safety systems with critical medical device alert notifications, recall verification, functionally equivalent product alternatives, and patient safety analytics.”

Dai’s global expertise spans healthcare technology delivery and enterprise architecture, biomedical informatics, end-to-end software delivery, infrastructure, portfolio management, analytics and all aspects of information technology (IT) leadership. Selected career highlights include the release of BioPortal 2.x, a comprehensive repository of biomedical ontologies, through his work at University at Stanfordand operationalizing the first delivery of KP Advance Alert Monitor, a predictive analytics solution to reduce mortality among patients in intensive care units (ICU) while employed at Kaiser Permanente.

ECRI has a track record of building quality health information systems and has been working with government agencies, medical associations and industry associations since 1968. ECRI has extensive experience in capturing millions of patient safety events and updating thousands of medical device specifications and assessments, and maintaining confidential capital and utility product pricing data.

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About ECRI

ECRI is an independent, not-for-profit organization that improves the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of care in all areas of healthcare. With a focus on technology assessment and safety, ECRI is respected and trusted by healthcare leaders and regulators worldwide.

For more than fifty years, ECRI has built its reputation on integrity and disciplined rigor, with an unwavering commitment to independence and strict rules on conflicts of interest. ECRI is the only organization in the world that conducts independent assessments of medical devices, with laboratories in North America and Asia Pacific. ECRI has been designated an Evidence-Based Center of Practice by the US Agency for Research and Quality in Health Care. ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO is a federally certified patient safety organization designated by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) officially became an ECRI affiliate in 2020.

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