Dr. Paul Barach

internationally acclaimed leader in patient safety
Dr. Barach is internationally distinguished for his ground-breaking work around saving lives, improving patient safety, and improving both the quality and value of health care.
global expert

Dr. Barach presents keynote addresses and plenary talks on a range of topics related to healthcare alignment, quality, safety, innovation and leadership to diverse audiences throughout the world. He is highly sought after to speak at world congresses on quality and safety in London and Sydney, and national meetings of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Hospital Association, American College of Surgeons, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care.


Dr. Barach has governance responsibilities for organizations in the public and private sectors including international accreditors, professional taskforces healthcare starts ups. Dr Barach takes great joy at being a cultural translator –helping people understand not only the nuts and bolts of how the healthcare system works (flow, reimbursement, regulation) but also the nuances, tacit customs and unspoken expectations and unmet needs.


Dr Barach has vast experience at the intersection of technology, human factors design and health, and in translating this novel and valuable tech approach into the world of pragmatic constraints necessarily associated with smart health technology development and regulatory requirements. He is a credible voice in making sure that companies understand how medicine is advanced and practiced while never losing sight of the language of their customers—patients, community and society.


Dr. Barach’s work is well known through his many publications and public appearances. He is an internationally recognized expert on patient safety outcome management, medical staff development and quality of care improvement.   He is a highly sought out speaker and has presented at or chaired international and national conferences, workshops, symposia and meetings on more than 500 occasions in over 50 countries and including over 90 keynote addresses.  The author of over two hundred articles in prestigious journals, dozens of chapters and national reports, and he has also edited five books.

Dr. Paul Barach Speaking
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Dr. Barach has distinguished himself nationally and internationally with his ground-breaking work around saving lives, improving patient safety, and improving both the quality and value of health care. His life-saving clinical practices have yielded dramatic improvements in hospitals across the United States and around the world. He developed and has led strategic initiatives to improve value across the health system. in care models leading to improved outcomes and a healthy workforce while reducing the cost of care. He has also led the growth and adoption of digital health – including telehealth and virtual health – solutions to better serve the patient and provider communities.


Dr. Barach's thought leadership

Offering cross-disciplinary keynotes at the forefront of modern healthcare innovation.

Health Policy talks provides an overview of health care systems and in-depth understanding of economic, sociological and political forces that shape health care systems in the U.S. and other countries. The talk themes can address areas related to public policy that are essential to health insurance companies, hospital systems, large health plans or managed care organizations that include physicians and other health care providers, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing firms.  

Patient Safety Talk themes focus on safety in health care through the prevention, reduction, reporting and analysis of medical error in community/primary care through to tertiary hospital. The talks will describe the basic Quality and Safety Principles and how best to use them, measure their uptake and impact.

Quality Improvement Talk themes focus on how best to implement the quadruple aim, development of strategies for measuring and improving quality of care, transparency of medical outcomes and costs and how that can radically transform the healthcare industry.
Talk topics include:
– Communication and Relationship Management.
– Delivery of Care.
– Executive Leadership.
– Financial Management.
– Clinical Operations.
– Physician Relationships.

Healthcare Refore Talk topics include health care reform attempting to broaden the population that receives health care coverage through either public sector insurance programs or private sector insurance companies

Topics Include:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Computer vision/image recognition 
  • Wearable technologies
  • Virtual and augmented reality 
  • Electronic health records (EHR) 
  • Telemedicine
  • Mobile healthcare technologies

Topics include:

  • Competency-based Medical Education
  • Core EPAs for Entering Residency
  • Curriculum Innovation
  • Interprofessional EducationE
  • Quality Improvement and patient Safety (QIPS)
  • Resident Readiness
  • Transition to Residency
Topics include:
  • Rethinking Advance Care Planning
  • Better post-acute rating and referral system
  • Better use of health tracking hardware
  • Real-time logistics tracking within the Hospital
  • Care Coordination Technology 
  • Resident Scheduling and Communication Platform
  • A tool to manage medication reconciliation
  • A telehealth platform for integrative medicine
  • Artificial intelligence: The ability of computers to think like and complete tasks currently performed by humans with greater speed, accuracy, and lower resource utilization
  • Point-of-care diagnostics: Allow for convenient, timely testing at the point of care (e.g., physician office, ambulance, home, or hospital), resulting in faster, more cohesive patient care
  • Virtual reality: Simulated environments that could accelerate behavior change in patients in a way that is safer, more convenient, and more accessible

Dr. Barach's clients