Press Releases: National
February 26, 2007
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Name New Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Philip Fasano brings 20 years of IT experience to the position
OAKLAND, Calif. – Philip Fasano, 48, has been named senior vice president and chief information officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. The appointment was announced by Chairman and CEO George C. Halvorson.
"As the leader of Kaiser Permanente's Information Technology operation, Phil will focus on the service, products and people essential to the success of our technology agenda," Halvorson said. "I am confident that Phil's proven ability in a number of settings to interrelate system support and the overall strategy of the organization will be of great value to us. Kaiser Permanente will benefit from his business acumen, strategic approach and deep technical skills."
Fasano has more than 20 years experience in information technology and has served previously as CIO of Deutsche Financial Services, JP Morgan Chase and American Financial Group. He also served as Chief Business Information Officer at Capitol One. Most recently he was president and CEO of Capital Sourcing Group, Inc., based in McLean, Va., providing consulting and services to Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
"I am excited to be joining Kaiser Permanente, a nationally and internationally recognized leader in innovative health care delivery," Fasano said. "I cannot think of a more important application of information technology than the health of Kaiser Permanente's members, patients and the communities it serves."
Fasano replaces Bruce Turkstra, who has served as interim CIO since November 2006.
"I would like to thank Bruce for the excellent leadership and expertise he has brought to Kaiser Permanente," Halvorson said.
Fasano will assume his duties effective immediately.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/newscenter.