Healthcare company Kaiser Permanente earlier this month announced that it has promoted CIO Philip Fasano to executive vice president and CIO. Fasano has held the title of CIO since 2007.
“Kaiser Permanente has made the largest resource investments of any health care organization in the world on health information technology,” said George Halvorson, chairman and CEO, in a written statement. “We need the IT systems our caregivers use to care for our members to be well designed, well implemented, totally integrated into our operational strategy, and dependably available. We are succeeding in all these areas. IT is extremely important to our organization.”
Kaiser Permanente was founded in 1945 and has 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia.