John Mattison is Asst. Medical Director, and Chief Medical Information Officer of Kaiser Permanente in Southern California Region
He has directed the largest and first deployment of KP HealthConnect, Kaiser-Permanente’s revolutionary program to improve the quality and safety of healthcare through the use of information technology. This program supports the largest region of Kaiser Permanente with over 3 million lives and has been used by over 8,000 physicians in 13 hospitals and 140 clinics. His team of world class project managers completed the project more than a year ahead of schedule and $267 million under budget. Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as the national leader for both outpatient and inpatient systems, leading the country for hospitals awarded with the top HIMSS level 7 designation, and receiving the prestigious Davies Award in 2012. His team has hosted dozens of international delegations who have studied this program, and John has consulted internationally on numerous Health IT issues, and co-founded the XML standard for interoperability and health information exchange.
Founding member of the KP Innovation Fund and Board of Directors, and reviews every innovation proposal for the national program.
Sponsored numerous innovation projects including direct text messaging to patients, mobile health apps, Natural Language Processing, data mining, medication management tools using smartphones, and advanced decision support, behavioral economics for motivating healthy behaviors.
Serves on the Innovation Challenge Board sponsored by Health 2.0 and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.