Cheng-Kai Kao
Section of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of International Patient Services and Medical Director of Informatics
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MD2006National Taiwan UniversityMedicine
Residency2011Albert Einstein Medical CenterInternal Medicine
AMIA 10x102012Oregon Health & Science UniversityMedical Informatics

Academic Interests

Dr. Cheng-Kai Kao is an academic hospitalist interested in clinical informatics, population health, and process reengineering in healthcare. He currently serves as medical director of international patient services at University of Chicago Medical Center, where he oversees the hospitalization of international patients, optimizes their care transitions, builds an innovative medical second opinion program, and fosters global collaboration with overseas hospitals and healthcare organizations. Dr. Kao also serves as medical director of informatics at University of Chicago Medicine, and his work focuses on developing clinical decision support tools, leveraging mobile technology to enhance clinical workflow and population health, and making innovations on the interactive inpatient care system. He is the chair of the clinical process review committee, where he leads an interdisciplinary team with delegated responsibility for review and approval of physician order sets. Also as the director of the clinical iPad task force in the Section of Hospital Medicine, he trains the new hospitalists and supervises the clinical use of mobile devices.

Clinical Interests

Hospital medicine, Population health, Mobile health, Health disparities, Medical education

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