Dick Daniels is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc. In this role, Daniels is responsible for the ongoing leadership of Kaiser Permanente's Information Technology vision, strategy, and execution. Daniels reports directly to Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and chief executive officer, and is a member of the national executive team.
As CIO, Daniels has a track record of driving increased levels of performance as well as designing and implementing technical solutions with a focus on ROI, reducing costs while improving overall quality. While accountable for the reliability and resiliency of IT systems, Daniels is also driving the introduction of new digital technologies that improve access to care in a member and patient-centered environment. Daniels also has a focus on leadership development and is an active proponent of programs such as the IT Rotation Program, Junior Military Officer program, and leadership development training.
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 in support of all business areas. Daniels led 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.
Prior to Daniels' appointment to the role of executive vice president and chief information officer, he served as senior vice president of Enterprise Shared Services, which includes End User Services, National Facilities Services, and National Pharmacy Operations.
Daniels has more than 30 years of information technology and shared services 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 all investor services business applications globally. Daniels has a bachelors of applied arts and sciences degree from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University).
Under Daniels' leadership, Kaiser Permanente IT has consistently ranked highly in Computerworld's Best Place to Work in IT several years in a row. Daniels has also been honored as one of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders.
Daniels' leadership extends into the community, where he serves on the Board of Directors for Playworks, a leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children's social and emotional health, currently serving more than 700,000 students in 1,200 schools.
Daniels also serves on the Board of Directors for Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI), an advanced, nonprofit healthcare analytics R&D organization focused on analyzing data to provide insights that are revolutionizing healthcare, and developing and deploying patient centric cutting-edge technologies.