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profileRonen Rozenblum, Ph.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionBrigham and Women's Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressBrigham and Women's Hospital
General Medicine
1620 Tremont St
Boston MA 02120
Phone617/732-7063
Fax617/732-7072
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Dr. Ronen Rozenblum is a healthcare executive, researcher, lecturer and entrepreneur. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is also the founding Director of the Unit for Innovative Healthcare Practice & Technology and Director of Business Development of the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Rozenblum is an expert in patient-centered care, patient experience and engagement, and health information technology. His research, lectures and contributions in these domains have been recognized nationally and internationally.

Dr. Rozenblum holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH) and a PhD in Business Administration, Health Management and Economics. In 2011, he completed his post-doctoral research fellowship in patient-centered care, patient experience, quality of care and medical informatics at Harvard Medical School.

Based on his combined academic and business background, Dr. Rozenblum established, developed and manages the Unit for Innovative Healthcare Practice & Technology. The mission of the unit is to establish and support a structured, long-term relationship between the Center of Patient Safety Research and Practice and the industry in order to leverage the centers’ competencies and improve the overall quality and safety of healthcare through scientifically proven systems, methods and practices.

Dr. Rozenblum has a wide breadth of expertise and practical knowledge in developing innovative methods and information technologies to enhance patient-centered care, patient experience and engagement. He has trained many clinicians to implement these tools in clinical settings and has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences. He is involved in a variety of teaching and mentoring activities at the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Rozenblum also co-edited a pioneering book on health information technology and patient empowerment, titled “Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare.” Among other activities, he is a member of the Patient Experience Strategy Committee at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Israeli National Patient Experience Survey Committee and the Abstract Committee of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) Conference, where he leads the Patient and Family Experience and Engagement sessions. Dr. Rozenblum also co-leads the development of patient-centered care criteria for the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program Accreditation in the U.S. Additionally, he is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Expert Consultation group, which is working on the establishment of an international framework for patient and family engagement.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. Rozenblum has been involved in establishing and managing startup companies in the healthcare industry and has considerable experience in business development and management in this industry.


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  1. Francis L, Vorwaller MA, Aboumatar H, Frosch DL, Halamka J, Rozenblum R, Rubin E, Lee BS, Sugarman J, Turner K, Brown SM. A Clinician's Guide to Privacy and Communication in the ICU. Crit Care Med. 2017 Mar; 45(3):480-485. PMID: 27922454.
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  2. Schnock KO, Biggs B, Fladger A, Bates DW, Rozenblum R. Evaluating the Impact of Radio Frequency Identification Retained Surgical Instruments Tracking on Patient Safety: Literature Review. J Patient Saf. 2017 Feb 22. PMID: 28230583.
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  3. Gazarian PK, Morrison CR, Lehmann LS, Tamir O, Bates DW, Rozenblum R. Patients' and Care Partners' Perspectives on Dignity and Respect During Acute Care Hospitalization. J Patient Saf. 2017 Feb 22. PMID: 28230575.
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  4. Schiff GD, Volk LA, Volodarskaya M, Williams DH, Walsh L, Myers SG, Bates DW, Rozenblum R. Screening for medication errors using an outlier detection system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017 Jan 19. PMID: 28104826.
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  5. Singh K, Drouin K, Newmark LP, Filkins M, Silvers E, Bain PA, Zulman DM, Lee JH, Rozenblum R, Pabo E, Landman A, Klinger EV, Bates DW. Patient-Facing Mobile Apps to Treat High-Need, High-Cost Populations: A Scoping Review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2016 Dec 19; 4(4):e136. PMID: 27993761.
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  6. Singh K, Drouin K, Newmark LP, Lee J, Faxvaag A, Rozenblum R, Pabo EA, Landman A, Klinger E, Bates DW. Many Mobile Health Apps Target High-Need, High-Cost Populations, But Gaps Remain. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Dec 01; 35(12):2310-2318. PMID: 27920321.
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  7. Dykes P, Massaro A, Rozenblum R, Dalal A, Collins S, Gazarian P, Lipsitz S, Bates D. 1221: PROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF A MULTIFACETED INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES IN INTENSIVE CARE. Crit Care Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12 Suppl 1):381. PMID: 27850857.
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  8. Collins SA, Rozenblum R, Leung WY, Morrison CR, Stade DL, McNally K, Bourie PQ, Massaro A, Bokser S, Dwyer C, Greysen RS, Agarwal P, Thornton K, Dalal AK. Acute care patient portals: a qualitative study of stakeholder perspectives on current practices. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Jun 29. PMID: 27357830.
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  9. Brown SM, Aboumatar HJ, Francis L, Halamka J, Rozenblum R, Rubin E, Sarnoff Lee B, Sugarman J, Turner K, Vorwaller M, Frosch DL. Balancing digital information-sharing and patient privacy when engaging families in the intensive care unit. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Sep; 23(5):995-1000. PMID: 26984048.
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  10. Topaz M, Lai K, Dhopeshwarkar N, Seger DL, Sa'adon R, Goss F, Rozenblum R, Zhou L. Clinicians' Reports in Electronic Health Records Versus Patients' Concerns in Social Media: A Pilot Study of Adverse Drug Reactions of Aspirin and Atorvastatin. Drug Saf. 2016 Mar; 39(3):241-50. PMID: 26715498.
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  11. Topaz M, Lisby M, Morrison CR, Levtzion-Korach O, Hockey PM, Salzberg CA, Efrati N, Lipsitz S, Bates DW, Rozenblum R. Nurses' Perspectives on Patient Satisfaction and Expectations: An International Cross-Sectional Multicenter Study With Implications for Evidence-Based Practice. Worldviews Evid Based Nurs. 2016 Jun; 13(3):185-96. PMID: 26840190.
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  12. Singh K, Drouin K, Newmark LP, Rozenblum R, Lee J, Landman A, Pabo E, Klinger EV, Bates DW. Developing a Framework for Evaluating the Patient Engagement, Quality, and Safety of Mobile Health Applications. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2016 Feb; 5:1-11. PMID: 26934758.
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  13. Hawkins JB, Brownstein JS, Tuli G, Runels T, Broecker K, Nsoesie EO, McIver DJ, Rozenblum R, Wright A, Bourgeois FT, Greaves F. Measuring patient-perceived quality of care in US hospitals using Twitter. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 Jun; 25(6):404-13. PMID: 26464518; PMCID: PMC4878682.
  14. Dalal AK, Dykes PC, Collins S, Lehmann LS, Ohashi K, Rozenblum R, Stade D, McNally K, Morrison CR, Ravindran S, Mlaver E, Hanna J, Chang F, Kandala R, Getty G, Bates DW. A web-based, patient-centered toolkit to engage patients and caregivers in the acute care setting: a preliminary evaluation. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Jan; 23(1):80-7. PMID: 26239859.
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  15. Grando MA, Rozenblum R, Bates DW, editors . Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare.1st ed. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter Inc. 2015; 259.
  16. Rozenblum R, Miller P, Pearson D, Marelli A . Patient-centered healthcare, patient engagement and health information technology: the perfect storm. In: Grando MA, Rozenblum R, Bates DW, editors. Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare.1st ed. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter Inc. 2015; p. 3-22..
  17. Brown SM, Rozenblum R, Aboumatar H, Fagan MB, Milic M, Lee BS, Turner K, Frosch DL. Defining patient and family engagement in the intensive care unit. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2015 Feb 01; 191(3):358-60. PMID: 25635496.
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  18. Wells S, Rozenblum R, Park A, Dunn M, Bates DW. Organizational strategies for promoting patient and provider uptake of personal health records. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Jan; 22(1):213-22. PMID: 25326601; PMCID: PMC4433381.
  19. Heyworth L, Rozenblum R, Burgess JF, Baker E, Meterko M, Prescott D, Neuwirth Z, Simon SR. Influence of shared medical appointments on patient satisfaction: a retrospective 3-year study. Ann Fam Med. 2014 Jul; 12(4):324-30. PMID: 25024240; PMCID: PMC4096469.
  20. Rozenblum R, Gianola A, Ionescu-Ittu R, Verstappen A, Landzberg M, Gurvitz M, Jenkins K, Bates DW, Marelli AJ. Clinicians' perspectives on patient satisfaction in adult congenital heart disease clinics--a dimension of health care quality whose time has come. Congenit Heart Dis. 2015 Mar-Apr; 10(2):128-36. PMID: 24934436.
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  21. Wells S, Rozenblum R, Park A, Dunn M, Bates DW. Personal health records for patients with chronic disease: a major opportunity. Appl Clin Inform. 2014; 5(2):416-29. PMID: 25024758; PMCID: PMC4081745.
  22. Zimlichman E, Rozenblum R, Millenson ML. The road to patient experience of care measurement: lessons from the United States. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2013 Sep 17; 2(1):35. PMID: 24044672; PMCID: PMC3848579.
  23. Rozenblum R, Bates DW. Patient-centred healthcare, social media and the internet: the perfect storm? BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Mar; 22(3):183-6. PMID: 23378660.
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  24. Rozenblum R, Donzé J, Hockey PM, Guzdar E, Labuzetta MA, Zimlichman E, Bates DW. The impact of medical informatics on patient satisfaction: a USA-based literature review. Int J Med Inform. 2013 Mar; 82(3):141-58. PMID: 23332922.
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  25. Efrati S, Deutsch I, Antonelli M, Hockey PM, Rozenblum R, Gurman GM. Erratum to: Ventilator-associated pneumonia: current status and future recommendations. J Clin Monit Comput. 2012 Dec; 26(6):493. PMID: 22718123.
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  26. Rozenblum R, Lisby M, Hockey PM, Levtzion-Korach O, Salzberg CA, Efrati N, Lipsitz S, Bates DW. The patient satisfaction chasm: the gap between hospital management and frontline clinicians. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Mar; 22(3):242-50. PMID: 23178858.
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  27. Salzberg CA, Jang Y, Rozenblum R, Zimlichman E, Tamblyn R, Bates DW. Policy initiatives for health information technology: a qualitative study of U.S. expectations and Canada's experience. Int J Med Inform. 2012 Oct; 81(10):713-22. PMID: 22902272.
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  28. Zimlichman E, Szyper-Kravitz M, Shinar Z, Klap T, Levkovich S, Unterman A, Rozenblum R, Rothschild JM, Amital H, Shoenfeld Y. Early recognition of acutely deteriorating patients in non-intensive care units: assessment of an innovative monitoring technology. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct; 7(8):628-33. PMID: 22865462.
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  29. Zimlichman E, Shinar Z, Rozenblum R, Levkovich S, Skiano S, Szyper-Kravitz M, Altman A, Amital H, Shoenfeld Y. Using continuous motion monitoring technology to determine patient's risk for development of pressure ulcers. J Patient Saf. 2011 Dec; 7(4):181-4. PMID: 21926639.
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  30. Rozenblum R, Lisby M, Hockey PM, Levtizion-Korach O, Salzberg CA, Lipsitz S, Bates DW. Uncovering the blind spot of patient satisfaction: an international survey. BMJ Qual Saf. 2011 Nov; 20(11):959-65. PMID: 21949436.
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  31. Zimlichman E, Rozenblum R, Salzberg CA, Jang Y, Tamblyn M, Tamblyn R, Bates DW. Lessons from the Canadian national health information technology plan for the United States: opinions of key Canadian experts. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 May-Jun; 19(3):453-9. PMID: 21764888; PMCID: PMC3341773.
  32. Rozenblum R, Jang Y, Zimlichman E, Salzberg C, Tamblyn M, Buckeridge D, Forster A, Bates DW, Tamblyn R. A qualitative study of Canada's experience with the implementation of electronic health information technology. CMAJ. 2011 Mar 22; 183(5):E281-8. PMID: 21343262; PMCID: PMC3060213.
  33. Efrati S, Deutsch I, Antonelli M, Hockey PM, Rozenblum R, Gurman GM. Ventilator-associated pneumonia: current status and future recommendations. J Clin Monit Comput. 2010 Apr; 24(2):161-8. PMID: 20237830.
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