About


Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA is a physician executive that develops technology, business, and collaborative healthcare solutions to improve the quality of life of patients with complex needs. She brings a unique perspective to healthcare that combines clinical, social, policy, business, and technical expertise.  She is a physician board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and HIV. She was previously a medical director with a managed care payer, clinical informatics director at a multi-specialty network of outpatient practices, and board member of hospital executive committees.
 
She is both visionary in strategy and operationally gets things done by connecting ideas, people, and resources.  She uses data, technology, and process improvement to streamline care delivery, operationalize health policy changes, and promote payer-provider integration.  Besides working with health systems and clinicians, Dr. Dombrowski promotes innovation of consumer technology products and mentors medical software startups.  She teaches a medical school Aging course, and she is regularly invited to speak at national and local conferences about health information technology, social media, 
 aging, and workforce development.  Wen also uses social media to foster dialogue between patients, providers, and health technology companies to address the challenges and solutions to care. 
  

Academic medical publications:
  • Leviss J, ed. Book chapter in H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations. 2nd ed. Chicago: AHIMA Press;2013.
  • Dombrowski W, Yoos JL, Neufeld R, Tarshish CY.  Factors predicting rehospitalization of elderly patients in a postacute skilled nursing facility rehabilitation program. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. Epub 2012 Apr 30.
  • Khouli H, Astua A, Ahmad F, Dombrowski W, Homel P, Singh J, Shapiro J, Nallamothu R,, Mahbub H, Eden E, Delfiner J.  Changes in Health-Related Quality of Life and Factors Predicting Long Term Outcomes in Older Adults Admitted to Intensive Care Units.  Critical Care Medicine.  Epub 2011 Jan 21.
  • Dombrowski, W. An Italian Model of Home-Based Care of Elderly with Acute Decompensated CHF Was Feasible and Efficacious Compared to Traditional Inpatient Hospital Care.   The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe), ReCAP critical appraisal; 2009. 
  • Kishimoto, M., Dombrowski, W., Abramson, S.  The Use of Methotrexate in the Early Treatment of Polymyalgia Rheumatica.  Annals Internal Medicine 2004; 141: 493-500.

Advisory board member of:
  • New York City Department of Health — Primary Care Information Project
  • Medical Society of the State of New York — Vice-Chair of Bio-Medical Ethics Committee
  • eCaring tablet care coordination application
  • Emerging Aging workforce development nonprofit

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