OAKLAND, Calif. Feb. 21, 2011 Computerworld Lisa Caplan Mike Brady
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Caplan leads the national team that delivers technology support for health care delivery at Kaiser Permanente. This includes Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, the largest and most advanced non-governmental electronic health record in the world. Additionally, Caplan and her team, working with business and clinical partners, have led advancements in the integration of automated systems that manage medical imaging, laboratory services, radiology, population care, health information exchange, biomedical device integration and clinical call center capabilities. Through this work, Kaiser Permanente is improving health care and health outcomes.
Supporting high-quality patient care, Caplan and her team continue to develop and execute solutions that support the organization’s goal to make electronic medical records interoperable. Caplan’s team, working with clinical leadership, played a critical role in Kaiser Permanente’s pilot program with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which enables the exchange of electronic health record information using the Nationwide Health Information Network created by the Department of Health and Human Services. She and her team made it possible for Kaiser Permanente to donate and provide access to its Convergent Medical Terminology to help other health care providers meet meaningful use standards set forth by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Brady presides over Kaiser Permanente’s IT infrastructure, which powers the rapidly expanding technology services the organization provides to members, patients, physicians and employees. Brady and his team focus on supporting and propelling the pace of innovation, and ensuring the continuous availability of systems and information. As a result, Kaiser Permanente has received the prestigious Continuous Availability award from the Uptime Institute for data center availability six times, and is the first health care provider to receive the award.
As the demand for health IT services continues to grow, Brady has seized opportunities to find efficiencies and offset growth, achieving millions in savings. At the same time, he fosters the adoption of new technologies, such as private cloud computing, to provide Kaiser Permanente with the speed and agility necessary to support health care technology advances, while moving toward an infrastructure as a service model. Brady has a sharp focus on developing career paths for both the technologists and the leaders in his organization to ensure his team has the bench strength to meet future demands to support real-time, personalized health care.
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