Ken Kleinberg

Innovative Technologies Practice Lead

Ken Kleinberg has more than 40 years of experience in information technology, with the last 21 years solely in health care. He is a strategic leader who has helped health organizations in the US and abroad select and implement cutting-edge IT solutions and services that radically transform and improve care delivery

Ken focuses on innovation and strategy for Point-of-Care Partners (POCP), with recent work on medical terminology management, interoperability (TEFCA), prior authorization, and digital therapeutics. He currently hosts POCP’s podcast, “The Dish on Health IT.” Over the years, Ken has authored hundreds of white papers on enabling and emerging technologies (especially intelligent computing/AI, workflow, health information exchange, patient engagement, and mobile/wireless). He is a recognized industry expert who has appeared on national television (ABC, CNBC); quoted in major media (USA Today, NY Times, Forbes); and health care industry publications. Ken has spoken at dozens of health care events (HIMSS, CHIME).

Prior positions for Ken include vice president of research at Chilmark Research, managing director at the Advisory Board (now Optum), VP of business development at Health Language (now Wolters Kluwer), vice president, and hospital strategist at Allscripts, and health care vice president and editor-in-chief for Gartner. He has also held positions on the HIMSS Patient Safety, Enterprise Information Systems, and Connected Patient Committees.

Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from The State University of New York at Albany and a master’s degree in neuropsychology from Queens College in New York. He lives in upstate NY with his wife, Stephanie (who is also in health IT), and their two dogs and cat. His two kids (twins) are currently at universities in Boston and Montreal. Ken’s major interests include flying (he is an instrument-rated pilot), hiking/climbing, snowboarding, kayaking, biking, and scuba diving. He’s also an avid traveler and has visited all 50 states and more than 50 countries on six continents. Ken recently has gotten involved with local politics with an interest in ensuring all community voices are heard.