Dick Daniels is executive vice president and chief information officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.
In this role, Daniels is responsible for the ongoing leadership of Kaiser Permanente’s information technology vision, strategy and execution, with a focus on finding new ways to use technology to improve productivity, quality, and innovation, while addressing the practical concerns of privacy and security, patient consent, and data sharing and ownership.
Daniels reports directly to Kaiser Permanente’s chairman and chief executive officer and is a member of the National Executive Team.
Daniels joined Kaiser Permanente in May of 2008.
Prior to his current role, Daniels served as senior vice president of enterprise shared services, which includes End User Services, National Facilities Services, and National Pharmacy Operations.
Before that, Daniels was Kaiser Permanente’s IT senior vice president and business information officer of health plan and hospital operations. In that role, he was accountable for developing the strategy and ensuring the delivery of innovative, leading-edge capabilities that drive Kaiser Permanente’s technology agenda, in partnership with and supporting all business areas.
Leading a diverse team that included the Regional Business Information Organizations, National Facilities IT, Pharmacy IT, Enterprise Architecture, Information Management and Innovation, Consulting and Analytics, and IT Compliance, he was accountable for the strategic alignment across regional and national IT initiatives and the regional implementation of all national IT projects.
Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Daniels served as senior vice president and divisional CIO for Capital One. In addition, as senior vice president at JPMorgan Chase, he was responsible for maintenance and support for all investor services business applications globally.
In 2007, Computerworld honored him as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders. In 2019, Daniels was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame. Under his leadership, Kaiser Permanente IT has consistently ranked as a best place to work in IT.
Daniels has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Arts and Sciences from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University).