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Ronen Rozenblum, Ph.D.

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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. Gorter JW, Amaria K, Kovacs A, Rozenblum R, Thabane L, Galuppi B, Nguyen L, Strohm S, Mahlberg N, Via-Dufresne Ley A, Marelli A. CHILD-BRIGHT READYorNot Brain-Based Disabilities Trial: protocol of a randomised controlled trial (RCT) investigating the effectiveness of a patient-facing e-health intervention designed to enhance healthcare transition readiness in youth. BMJ Open. 2021 Mar 26; 11(3):e048756. PMID: 33771833.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  2. Baer HJ, Rozenblum R, De La Cruz BA, Orav EJ, Wien M, Nolido NV, Metzler K, McManus KD, Halperin F, Aronne LJ, Minero G, Block JP, Bates DW. Effect of an Online Weight Management Program Integrated With Population Health Management on Weight Change: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2020 11 03; 324(17):1737-1746. PMID: 33141209.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Baer HJ, De La Cruz BA, Rozenblum R, Nolido NV, Orav EJ, Metzler K, Block JP, Halperin F, McManus KD, Aronne LJ, Minero G, Bates DW. Integrating an online weight management program with population health management in primary care: Design, methods, and baseline data from the PROPS randomized controlled trial (Partnerships for Reducing Overweight and Obesity with Patient-centered Strategies). Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 08; 95:106026. PMID: 32428586.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  4. Agarwal SD, Pabo E, Rozenblum R, Sherritt KM. Professional Dissonance and Burnout in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 03 01; 180(3):395-401. PMID: 31904796.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Businger AC, Fuller TE, Schnipper JL, Rossetti SC, Schnock KO, Rozenblum R, Dalal AK, Benneyan J, Bates DW, Dykes PC. Lessons learned implementing a complex and innovative patient safety learning laboratory project in a large academic medical center. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 02 01; 27(2):301-307. PMID: 31794030.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Bersani K, Fuller TE, Garabedian P, Espares J, Mlaver E, Businger A, Chang F, Boxer RB, Schnock KO, Rozenblum R, Dykes PC, Dalal AK, Benneyan JC, Lehmann LS, Gershanik EF, Bates DW, Schnipper JL. Use, Perceived Usability, and Barriers to Implementation of a Patient Safety Dashboard Integrated within a Vendor EHR. Appl Clin Inform. 2020 01; 11(1):34-45. PMID: 31940670.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Rozenblum R, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Volk LA, Forsythe KJ, Myers S, McGurrin M, Williams DH, Bates DW, Schiff G, Seoane-Vazquez E. Using a Machine Learning System to Identify and Prevent Medication Prescribing Errors: A Clinical and Cost Analysis Evaluation. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 01; 46(1):3-10. PMID: 31786147.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  8. Rozenblum R, De La Cruz BA, Nolido NV, Adighibe I, Secinaro K, McManus KD, Halperin F, Block JP, Bates DW, Baer HJ. Primary Care Patients' and Providers' Perspectives about an Online Weight Management Program: a Qualitative Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 08; 34(8):1503-1521. PMID: 31152361.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Assis-Hassid S, Grosz BJ, Zimlichman E, Rozenblum R, Bates DW. Assessing EHR use during hospital morning rounds: A multi-faceted study. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0212816. PMID: 30802267.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Gelinas L, Weissman JS, Lynch HF, Gupta A, Rozenblum R, Largent EA, Cohen IG. Oversight of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Recommendations From a Delphi Panel. Ann Intern Med. 2018 10 16; 169(8):559-563. PMID: 30264127.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Weissman JS, Campbell EG, Cohen IG, Lynch HF, Largent EA, Gupta A, Rozenblum R, Abraham M, Spikes K, Fagan M, Carnie M. IRB Oversight of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: A National Survey of IRB Chairpersons. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2018 10; 13(4):421-431. PMID: 29902953.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Brown SM, Azoulay E, Benoit D, Butler TP, Folcarelli P, Geller G, Rozenblum R, Sands K, Sokol-Hessner L, Talmor D, Turner K, Howell MD. The Practice of Respect in the ICU. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 06 01; 197(11):1389-1395. PMID: 29356557.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Collins S, Dykes P, Bates DW, Couture B, Rozenblum R, Prey J, O'Reilly K, Bourie PQ, Dwyer C, Greysen SR, Smith J, Gropper M, Dalal AK. An informatics research agenda to support patient and family empowerment and engagement in care and recovery during and after hospitalization. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 02 01; 25(2):206-209. PMID: 28633483.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Largent EA, Weissman JS, Gupta A, Abraham M, Rozenblum R, Lynch HF, Cohen IG. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research: Stakeholder Perspectives and Ethical and Regulatory Oversight Issues. IRB. 2018 Jan-Feb; 40(1):7-17. PMID: 30631218.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  15. Tang C, Zhou L, Plasek J, Rozenblum R, Bates D. Comment Topic Evolution on a Cancer Institution's Facebook Page. Appl Clin Inform. 2017 Aug 23; 8(3):854-865. PMID: 28832069.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Dykes PC, Rozenblum R, Dalal A, Massaro A, Chang F, Clements M, Collins S, Donze J, Fagan M, Gazarian P, Hanna J, Lehmann L, Leone K, Lipsitz S, McNally K, Morrison C, Samal L, Mlaver E, Schnock K, Stade D, Williams D, Yoon C, Bates DW. Prospective Evaluation of a Multifaceted Intervention to Improve Outcomes in Intensive Care: The Promoting Respect and Ongoing Safety Through Patient Engagement Communication and Technology Study. Crit Care Med. 2017 Aug; 45(8):e806-e813. PMID: 28471886.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Lah S, Wilson EL, Rozenblum R, Hirshberg EL, Hopkins RO, Orme J, Brown SM. Patient and Family Experience: A Comparison of Intensive Care and Overall Hospitalization. Am J Crit Care. 2017 May; 26(3):194-202. PMID: 28461541.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Rozenblum R, Greaves F, Bates DW. The role of social media around patient experience and engagement. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 10; 26(10):845-848. PMID: 28428244.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. 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. 2017 Apr 01; 24(e1):e9-e17. PMID: 27357830.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. 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 03 01; 24(2):281-287. PMID: 28104826.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. 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.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. 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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  23. 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.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  24. Assis-Hassid S, Grosz BJ, Ziemlichman E, Rozenblum R, Bates DW. EHR Use and Patient-Centred Care in the Inpatient Setting: Challenges and Opportunities. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017; 244:78-79. PMID: 29039383.
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  25. 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.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    
  26. 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 12 01; 35(12):2310-2318. PMID: 27920321.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. 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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  28. 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 09; 23(5):995-1000. PMID: 26984048.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. 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.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. 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.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. 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.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. 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 06; 25(6):404-13. PMID: 26464518.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. 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.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Grando MA, Rozenblum R, Bates DW, editors . Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare.1st ed. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter Inc. 2015; 259.
  35. 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..
  36. 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.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. 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.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. 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.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. 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.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. 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.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. 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.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  42. 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.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. 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.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. 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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  45. 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.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. 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.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  47. 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.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. 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.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. 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.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. 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.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. 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.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. 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.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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