Cooper Center for Healing and Technology Innovation: Looking to the Future (Episode 3 of 3)

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Listen to Episode 2! Cooper Center for Healing and Technology Innovation: How Things Work Today (Ep. 2 of 3)


In the final Episode of this three part series Dr. Sean Kelly, MD speaks to Dr. Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc, DFASAM and Dustin Hufford of Cooper University Health Care about their agile methods for innovating and adapting their services for treating pain, addiction and behavioral health all under one roof! Hear their thoughts on emerging technologies that show promise for addressing persisting health care gaps, state and federal policies, and what doesn’t exist today that would be helpful to further innovate in their space.


Dr. Sean Kelly, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Customer Strategy, Healthcare

​FACEP, Beth Israel Lahey Health

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine – part time, Harvard Medical School


Dustin Hufford

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Cooper University Health Care

Dr. Kaitlan Baston, MD, MSc, DFASAM

Center Head, Cooper Center for Healing

Medical Director of Government Relations at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Dr. Baston is dual boarded in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She obtained a master’s degree in Neuroscience from Kings College London and then graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.  She pursued full spectrum family medicine training with obstetrics in Seattle, Washington, with a concentration in maternal child health. Her work in primary care illuminated the stigma and marginalization associated with addiction, and she observed that both patients and medical professionals suffer from the lack of addiction medicine training and integration into healthcare. With the goals of community centered health care delivery, population health improvement, and hospital system quality improvement, she completed an American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) accredited fellowship She became the medical director of Cooper’s addiction medicine program in 2015, and built what is now the Cooper Center for Healing, which includes integrated pain, addiction, and behavioral health care. As of this center, Dr. Baston currently runs an inpatient addiction consult service, multiple outpatient specialty clinics, a wrap-around perinatal substance use disorder program, undergraduate and graduate medical education in addiction medicine, research, and several million dollars in grant funded programming. This work expanded to state and national level policy in the field of addiction medicine, and beyond. Currently, Dr. Baston is focused on work at a policy level to support state-funded programs for substance use disorder treatment and improvements in population health by addressing social determinants of health. In her role as Medical Director of Government Relations, she strives to ensure that all patients have access to compassionate care and evidence based medical treatments that allow them to live full and satisfying lives. Kaitlan is proud to work with an interdisciplinary team of like-minded, driven individuals at Cooper who are dedicated to making positive change in the healthcare system.

Cooper Center for Healing

The CHIME Opioid Task Force (OTF) was launched in early 2018 with a simple mission: to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic using the knowledge and expertise of the nation’s healthcare IT leaders. While our mission is simple, achieving it is not. Opioid addiction is a complex disease that requires long-term, if not lifetime, care from well-informed clinicians who are supported with easy-to-use and reliable tools.


CHIME Opioid Action Center

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Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Phone: 1.734.665.0000


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