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  • 1012 Coggins Pl, Marietta, GA, 30060
  • 11755 Pointe Pl A-1, Roswell, GA, 30076
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Dennis Barton

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  • Name : DENNIS BARTON, MD, MBA

specialties

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • ADHD
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Schizophrenia

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

THE WHARTON SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia, PA May, 2004
Master of Business Administration, Finance Major
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Baltimore, MD June, 1994
Department of Psychiatry Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry
THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
Baltimore, MD June, 1993
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Residency in Adult Psychiatry (Chief Administrative Resident)
JOHNS HOPKINS BAYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
Baltimore, MD June, 1990
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry
THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Baltimore, MD May, 1989
Doctor of Medicine
• Joanna F. Reed Medical Scholarship recipient (competitive, merit-based)
BROWN UNIVERSITY
Providence, RI May, 1985
Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, magna cum laude and with honors (thesis), 3.8 GPA
• Elected to Sigma Xi, Scientific Honor Society
• Received Susan Colver Rosenberger Prize for academic achievement, Department of Biology

EXPERIENCE

EMORY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE/EMORY HEALTHCARE
Atlanta, GA Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
1/2018 to present

• Provide adult outpatient psychiatric evaluations and ongoing treatment
• Perform consultation/liaison services at Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital

PALO ALTO MEDICAL FOUNDATION Fremont, CA
Palo Alto Medical Group 7/2014 to 12/2017
  • Tier 1 Physician Lead for Fremont Psychiatry Division of the 1500-member medical group
  • Supervise 5 psychiatrists and 1 nurse practitioner
  • Responsible for ongoing performance improvement initiatives and Departmental Gemba activities
  • Collaborate with administration to optimize utilization and patient flow, to resolve patient satisfaction issues, and to allocate resources efficiently
  • Provide diagnostic evaluations and ongoing treatment to adults and adolescents with a specialty in mood and anxiety disorders
  • Lead EPIC departmental representative to leverage IT for clinical and administrative best practices
ALAMEDA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
San Leandro, CA John George Psychiatric Pavilion 10/2013 to 7/2014
  • Provided emergency psychiatric evaluation and treatment on consultant basis
ENCORE HEALTH RESOURCES
Houston, TX Chief Medical Informatics Officer 10/2013 to 2/2014
  • As service line executive, directed physician services on all active consulting engagements
  • Developed new service offerings emphasizing physician adoption of information technology and the transition to fee-for-value models of care
  • Recruited physician consultants focused on healthcare analytics
  • Worked directly with chief medical officers, chief medical informatics officers, chief executive officers, and chief financial officers to develop effective strategic plans for implementations of advanced healthcare IT projects
ADITAZZ, INC.
San Bruno, CA Principal, Healthcare Strategy and Client Services
1/2013 to 10/2013
  • Formulated business strategy and formed start up team for consulting services focused on using analytics of EMR data and software behavioral models
  • Led business development and client relationship management for consulting engagements using the Aditazz software platform
  • Authored product and marketing requirement documents and translated clinical concepts to software architects
  • Identified best practice clinical workflows, staffing and financial models to support R&D for software development
  • Oversaw product to market strategy for software incorporating emerging models of care delivery (e.g., patient centered medical homes; valued-based purchasing; accountable care organizations)
DEARBORN ADVISORS, LLC
Elmhurst, IL Physician Executive 6/2011 to 1/2013
  • Acted as physician consultant for advanced clinical IT project at 450-bed comprehensive acute care hospital and negotiated scope for $1M contract extension
  • Led engagement teams of up to 10 client personnel and 12 consultants to achieve stage 1 requirements of HITECH in 3 months
  • Served as consultant coach to Chief Medical Information Officers, Chief Medical Officers, and Chief Quality officers regarding clinician adoption of advanced healthcare IT, including acquisition, development, and go live cycles of software
  • Advised senior executives of a large physician and hospital network on governance structures to enable adoption of advanced clinical IT systems at 3 hospitals totaling 550 beds
  • Designed clinical approach to quantify ROI of IT projects supporting increased efficiency, improved patient safety, and greater reliance on evidence-based treatment approaches
  • Presented to multiple client groups (C-suite executives, hospital staff, medical executive committees) on clinician adoption of healthcare IT
TRADITIONS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Napa, CA Corporate Chief Medical Officer 4/2010 to 6/2011
  • Developed Chief Medical Officer position with company president and achieved profitable growth of 15% while reducing turnover by 25% in one year
  • Managed 15 medical directors and 135 physicians throughout California in the delivery of high quality care to patients with severe and persistent mental illness
  • Established and implemented company-wide quality improvement programs and processes for evidence-based care delivery across 45 locations, including inpatient and outpatient programs
  • Authored and implemented strategic recruitment approaches, development plans and retention strategies for medical staff
St. Helena Hospital
Regional Medical Director for Behavioral Health 1/2010 to 3/2010
  • Consulting Medical Director to 21-bed inpatient psychiatric unit at St. Helena Hospital and 61-bed freestanding psychiatric hospital
THE JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL AND JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Baltimore, MD
Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 7/2007 to 1/2010
Associate Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 9/2006 to 7/2007 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 7/1995 to 1/2010
  • Led 87 faculty physicians in tertiary psychiatric care provided through 2700 admissions to 108 inpatient beds, over 50,000 outpatient visits, and approximately 2600 emergency department visits
  • Implemented process to improve overall quality of care and clinical and operational performance
  • Analyzed service delivery lines in Department and implemented strategy to improve profitability by $1 million
  • Facilitated all clinical efforts related to patient safety and performance improvement
  • Implemented processes to monitor compliance with Joint Commission standards, state regulations, and federal reporting requirements
  • Led Department in design, build, configuration and implementation of inpatient electronic clinical documentation system (the first Department at Johns Hopkins Hospital to go live with Eclipsys SCM)
  • Devised processes to use information technology to capture performance improvement data for internal analysis and public reporting
  • Spearheaded team to automate capture of physician fee-for-service billing; reviewed and adjudicated all contested medical claims for hospital and professional fee billings
  • Implemented business plan for University Mental Health services and designed insurance benefit to establish parity for psychiatric care
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE CLIFTON T. PERKINS HOSPITAL CENTER
Jessup, MD Chief Executive Officer 10/2005 to 9/2006
  • Developed strategic initiatives for hospital and led capital planning for $47 million budget
  • Authored information management plan and allocated funding for IT expansion
  • Lobbied and constructed plans for and oversaw $12 million capital improvement project for 48-bed addition to hospital (a 20% increase in number of beds)
  • Directly supervised CMO, CNO, COO, and Director of Human Resources
Clinical Director 9/2000 to 10/2005
  • Wrote and implemented strategic plans for five clinical departments at 250-bed psychiatric hospital
  • Directed $34 million capital budgeting planning and resource allocation for clinical division
  • Supervised 11 psychiatrists, 3 internists and Directors of Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, and Rehabilitation in delivery of clinical services; refined employee recruitment methods and retention plans that reduced turnover by 33%
  • Recruited nine psychiatrists (70% of medical staff) from local medical schools to develop leaders and improve patient care
  • Led clinical division through two successful Joint Commission surveys (2002 and 2005)
  • Allocated $1.5 million pharmacy budget and evaluated drug usage using evidence-based methodologies
Director, Pretrial Services 7/1995 to 9/2000
  • Recommended establishing service to CEO; analyzed need for and successfully received $1 million operating budget; recruited physicians and support staff, decreasing length of stay in hospital by 25%
  • Researched information technology needs, developed Access database, and trained staff in implementation and maintenance of database, ultimately leading to 50% reduction in time to complete patient evaluations
  • Elected Medical Staff President, chaired Credentials and Privileging Committee and developed expedited hiring process that decreased credentials and privileging process for physicians from 3 months to 1 month
JOHNS HOPKINS AT GREENSPRING STATION Lutherville, MD 1995-2000
  • As a founding member of outpatient practice venture, achieved profitability in 4 months from launch
  • Performed information technology needs assessment and implemented office management and claims software that increased time of service payment and reduced monthly accounts receivable by 75%

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PUBLICATIONS:

Major-Lewis, C., Barton, D., Triplett, P. & Mareiniss, D. (2013) Legal Issues in the Care of the Psychiatric Patient in the Emergency Department. In Chanmugam, A., Triplett, P., & Kelen, G (Eds.) Emergency Psychiatry (pp. 165-172). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

C. Dennis Barton and J. Raymond DePaulo. The unrecognized costs of delirium. Nature Clinical Practice Neurology (2008) 4, 233

Barton CD, Mallik HS, Orr WB, Janofsky JS. Clinicians’ judgement of capacity of nursing home patients to give informed consent. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Sep; 47(9):956-60.

Barton CD Jr., Dufer D, Monderer R, Cohen MJ, Fuller HJ, Clark MR, Depaulo JR Jr. Mood variability in normal subjects on lithium. Biol Psychiatry. 1993 Dec 15;34(12):878-84.

Board certification in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Bio:

Dr. Barton received an undergraduate degree with honors in biochemistry from Brown University. He attended medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and he completed his psychiatric residency in adult psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has previously served on the psychiatry faculty at Brown University, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Barton also holds an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified in Adult Psychiatry.

Dr. Barton accepts adult patients older than 21 and practices in both the Marietta and Roswell locations.

He has experience in treating the following conditions:

  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Specific Phobia
  • ADHD
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
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