Dr. Eyal Zimlichman

Coller School of Management
School of Public Health
הפקולטה לניהול ע"ש קולר מורה מן החוץ


  • Research Associate, Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Lead Researcher, Department of Clinical Affairs, Partners Healthcare, Boston, USA
  • Deputy Director and Chief Quality Officer, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel


Dr. Eyal Zimlichman is an internal medicine physician, a health care executive and a researcher focused on assessing and improving health care quality and value, patient engagement and patient safety.

Dr. Zimlichman is currently Deputy Director General and Chief Quality Officer at Sheba Medical Center, Israel's largest hospital. Prior to this Dr. Zimlichman has held the position of Lead Researcher at Partners Health Care Clinical Affairs Department in Boston where he was involved in the efforts to bring about a strategic care redesign initiative. In that capacity, Dr. Zimlichman has established for Partners Healthcare a program for collecting and reporting patient reported outcomes across the continuum of care, a program that had won international appraisal. For the past 5 years, Dr. Zimlichman is also conducting research on implementing technology to improve health care quality and patient safety at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School affiliated Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice. Dr. Zimlichman served as an advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Care Information Technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is currently appointed as a member at three policy steering committees at the Israeli Ministry of Health.

Dr. Zimlichman is a graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health Executive Health Care Management Master of Science program and has earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

Research interests

  1. Improving healthcare quality and patient safety
  2. Technology assessment
  3. Medical informatics
  4. Healthcare policy and management
  5. Hospital acquired infections
  6. Outcome and performance research

Selected Publications

  1. Ben-Ari J, Zimlichman E, Adi N, Sorkine P. Contactless respiratory and heart rate monitoring: validation of an innovative tool. J Med Eng Technol. 2010 Oct-Nov;34(7-8):393-8.
  2. Rozenblum R, Jang Y, Zimlichman E, Salzberg C, Tamblyn M, Buckeridge D, Forster A, Bates DW, Tamblyn R. A qualitative study of Canada‘s experience with the implementation of electronic health information technology. CMAJ. 2011 Mar 22;183(5):E281-8.
  3. Zimlichman E, Shinar Z, Rozenblum R, Levkovich S, Skiano S, Szyper-Kravitz M, Altman A, Amital H, Shoenfeld Y. Using continuous motion monitoring technology to determine patient‘s risk for development of pressure ulcers. J Patient Saf. 2011 Dec;7(4):181-4.
  4. Zimlichman E, Rozenblum R, Salzberg CA, Jang Y, Tamblyn M, Tamblyn R, Bates DW. Lessons from the Canadian national health information technology plan for the United States: opinions of key Canadian experts. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 May-Jun;19(3):453-9. PubMed PMID: 21764888.
  5. Leung AA, Keohane C, Amato M, Simon SR, Coffey M, Kaufman N, Cadet B, Schiff  G, Zimlichman E, Seger DL, Yoon C, Song P, Bates DW. Impact of vendor computerized physician order entry in community hospitals. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jul;27(7):801-7.
  6. Zimlichman E, Szyper-Kravitz M, Shinar Z, Klap T, Levkovich S, Unterman A, Rozenblum R, Rothschild JM, Amital H, Shoenfeld Y. Early recognition of acutely deteriorating patients in non-intensive care units: assessment of an innovative monitoring technology. J Hosp Med. 2012 Oct;7(8):628-33.
  7. Salzberg CA, Jang Y, Rozenblum R, Zimlichman E, Tamblyn R, Bates DW. Policy initiatives for health information technology: a qualitative study of U.S. expectations and Canada‘s experience.  Int J Med Inform. 2012 Oct;81(10):713-22.
  8. Leung AA, Keohane C, Lipsitz S, Zimlichman E, Amato M, Simon SR, Coffey M, Kaufman N, Cadet B, Schiff G, Seger DL, Bates DW. Relationship between medication event rates and the Leapfrog computerized physician order entry evaluation tool. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Jun;20(e1):e85-90.
  9. Simon SR, Keohane CA, Amato M, Coffey M, Cadet B, Zimlichman E, Bates DW. Lessons learned from implementation of computerized provider order entry in 5 community hospitals: a qualitative study. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2013 Jun 24;13:67.
  10. Zimlichman E, Keohane C, Franz C, Everett WL, Seger DL, Yoon C, Leung AA, Cadet B, Coffey M, Kaufman NE, Bates DW. Return on investment for vendor computerized physician order entry in four community hospitals: the importance of decision support. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Jul;39(7):312-8.
  11. Zimlichman E, Rozenblum R, Millenson ML. The road to patient experience of care measurement: lessons from the United States. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2013 Sep 17;2(1):35.
  12. Leung AA, Schiff G, Keohane C, Amato M, Simon SR, Cadet B, Coffey M, Kaufman N, Zimlichman E, Seger DL, Yoon C, Bates DW. Impact of vendor computerized physician order entry on patients with renal impairment in community hospitals. J Hosp Med. 2013 Oct;8(10):545-52.
  13. Zimlichman E, Henderson D, Tamir O, Franz C, Song P, Yamin CK, Keohane C, Denham CR, Bates DW. Health care-associated infections: A meta-analysis of costs and financial impact on the US Health Care System. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Dec 9;173(22):2039-46.
  14. Brown H, Terrence J, Vasquez P, Bates DW, Zimlichman E. Continuous Monitoring in an Inpatient Medical-Surgical Unit: A Controlled Clinical Trial. Am J Med. 2013 Dec 13.
  15. Slight SP, Franz C, Olugbile M, Brown HV, Bates DW, Zimlichman E. The return on investment of implementing a continuous monitoring system in general medical-surgical units. Crit Care Med. 2014 Aug;42(8):1862-8.
  16. Zimlichman E, Rothschild J, Shoenfeld Y, Zandman-Goddard G. Good prognosis for hospitalized SLE patients with non-related disease. Autoimmun Rev. 2014 Nov;13(11):1090-3. 
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