Karen Zimmer MD, MPH

Karen Zimmer MD, MPH

Patient Safety Expert & Advisor

Karen Zimmer, MD, MPH, is an executive healthcare advisor for Datix.

She has over 25 years of combined healthcare, patient safety, and quality experience. She was formerly the Medical Director for both ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization and the Patient Safety, Risk and Quality Group where she provided overall clinical direction and was responsible for supervision of analytics, development of tools, and dissemination of strategies and solutions. She designed an event management analysis database and was integral in the development of the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization which serves healthcare facilities and systems nationwide.

Her past work extends from implementation of IT and QI programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital to leading government-sponsored HIT collaboratives at ECRI. She currently sits on the NQF Committee: HIT Patient Safety Measures Expert Panel. She also sits on the Alumni Board for Cornell Weill Medical Center and is a trustee of The Franklin Institute and Cornell University.