James Brady

June 8, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

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Visual Communication and an Entrepreneurial Spirit are Key Drivers in the Evolution of Healthcare.

James W. Brady,
Area CIO, Kaiser Permanente Orange County
Past President, HIMSS Southern California

In the fast-changing world of Healthcare, digital technology is critical to the business of providing health care. In addition, organizations are constantly looking for employees or business partners who are entrepreneurs to help drive innovation from within or as a partner. A key factor in promoting ideas, project and approaches is the ability to communicate complex concepts as visual images. That can include video, infographics, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

James Brady's Bio:

James is the Area Chief Information Officer at Kaiser Permanente Orange County, where he oversees all the information systems for the 262-bed Anaheim and 150-bed Irvine Medical Centers, 23 medical offices, 960 physicians, 8,000 employees, and over 550,000 health plan members. Prior to coming to Kaiser Permanente, he was the Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Technical Services at Hawaii Health Systems Corporation in Honolulu, Hawaii, the state’s fifth largest employer and the nation’s fourth largest community hospital system, with more than 1,270 beds, 4,000 employees, 1,000 physicians, and 14 facilities. At Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, James led the technology and infrastructure transformation, including deploying the Siemens Electronic Health Record system. Before working in Hawaii, he directed the $60M data center consolidation and migration program, and deployed the Epic Electronic Health Record system as an Enterprise Information Services Systems Manager at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, CA. James has earned two Masters Degrees, a PhD in Information Systems and Information Security, and 19 technical and professional certifications. He recently co-authored the HIMSS CPHIMS certification study guide, the Essentials of Health Information Systems textbook, and has been featured in many healthcare news articles and webinars, as well as industry and academic conferences and publications. James recently was the President and an Executive Board member for the HIMSS Southern California Chapter, is a certified HIMSS CPHIMS and CAHIMS instructor, and was recently awarded the 2015 HIMSS Distinguished Fellows Service Award, the 2015 Los Angeles Business Journal CIO of the Year Award, and was named to the 2017 Becker’s Top CIOs to Know list. James also holds an adjunct faculty role in the School of Health and Human Services at National University, lectures at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health, and is a workgroup member of the UC Irvine Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute. He is married with three children, enjoys jogging, tennis, and inline speed skating, and lives in Laguna Nigel, CA.

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