Corey Booker, M.D.
As a doctor and an entrepreneur, Corey is passionate about better communication in health care. Corey was first exposed to the communication gaps in the health care system during medical school, when he served as a Washington Health Policy Fellow intern. It was his job to help write HEDIS measures for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a tool used by 90% of America’s health plans to measure performance.
His understanding of communication in health care matured in residency, when he became responsible for helping patients, their referring providers and other busy medical professionals bridge the communication gaps that often led to inefficient medical practices, poor health care experiences and lower quality health care delivery.
One particular patient encounter during his fellowship greatly affected Corey. After suffering emotionally, financially, and physically, a distraught patient looked at him with tears in her eyes and said, “I thought you all were communicating.” It was clear to Corey in that moment that all of the e-mails, faxes and telephone calls had failed. That monumental moment led to his development of OnPulse, a communication and care coordination network.
Corey is a Maternal Fetal Medicine physician at Duke University Medical Center after finishing his fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his fellowship, he also completed a master’s degree in Clinical Informatics at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business to better understand how to apply his ideas to clinical medicine.