Kaiser Permanente executive vice president and CIO recognized for his contributions to the technology industry.
Kaiser Permanente has a long and rich history of using technology to support the care and service we provide our members, from opening our Hospitals of the Future in the mid-1950s to using artificial intelligence to predict health outcomes today.
As the pace of change for technology has accelerated, the role of chief information officer at Kaiser Permanente has become increasingly important. We are proud to share that Dick Daniels, Kaiser Permanente’s executive vice president and CIO, is a 2019 inductee into the CIO Hall of Fame. The honor, awarded by CIO, a publication of IDG Communications, Inc., recognizes a select group of IT executives and visionaries that has significantly contributed to and profoundly influenced the IT discipline.
In his CIO role, Daniels is responsible for the vision, strategy and execution of Kaiser Permanente’s information technology.
“The use of technology has been a key differentiator for Kaiser Permanente since we opened nearly 75 years ago,” said Bernard J. Tyson, Kaiser Permanente chairman and chief executive officer. “Dick and his team have helped Kaiser Permanente maintain that edge. We are advancing patient care through innovation and technology — expanding access to care outside traditional care settings, delivering technology solutions that meet 21st-century expectations, and enabling our members to experience more healthy years.”
Kaiser Permanente recently earned a 2019 CIO 100 IT innovation award for the Advance Alert Monitor program, an example of the innovative technology that is transforming how we deliver care. The Advance Alert Monitor program is an early warning system that predicts likelihood of deterioration of a patient in the intensive care unit and triggers an alert to care providers who can further investigate and respond.
In May, Daniels received the Western Regional Minority Supplier Diversity Council 2019 President’s Award for his commitment and leadership, and for giving back to diverse businesses and communities.
“I’m honored to receive these awards on behalf of the IT employees at Kaiser Permanente who are dedicated to bringing the vision of this organization to life,” said Daniels. “They’re not just designing, implementing, and maintaining technology systems that support Kaiser Permanente, they’re also shaping the role that technology plays in the future of health and health care.”