Richard (Dick) D. Daniels

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals
Dick Daniels

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. Daniels reports directly to Kaiser Permanente’s chairman and chief executive officer, and is a member of the national executive team.

Daniels is passionate about the power and potential of technology to transform health and health care, as well as the practical and ethical concerns advances in technology create — including privacy and security, patient consent, and data sharing and ownership. He’s also a champion for new ways of working to improve productivity, quality, and rate of innovation to better support Kaiser Permanente’s mission.

Prior to his appointment to the role of executive vice president and chief information officer, Daniels served as senior vice president of Enterprise Shared Services, which includes End User Services, National Facilities Services, and National Pharmacy Operations.

Daniels joined Kaiser Permanente in May of 2008 as Kaiser Permanente’s Information Technology 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.

Daniels has more than 30 years of shared services and information technology leadership experience. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, he 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.

Daniels’ broad experience in large, diversified organizations is key to Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan successfully embedding a shared services approach that reaches across the organization to improve service delivery, increase efficiency, and improve affordability. Daniels has a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University). 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.