John Henderson Joins CHOC as Vice President and Chief Information Officer

CHOC Children’s new vice president and chief information officer, John Henderson, brings decades of information technology (IT) experience in the healthcare setting to his role.  Most recently, John served as an assistant vice president at Texas Children’s Hospital, where he was responsible for IT operations, including business and clinical application delivery, business intelligence and analytics, and infrastructure technology.  We recently asked him to share a few details of CHOC’s upcoming investments in technology.  Here’s what he had to say.

What support will be provided to our population health efforts?

We will continue to expand our population health and pediatric system of care capabilities with new registries, real time information and analytic technologies to improve care coordination, management of patient population, and as well as improve the patient experience.

Will CHOC be investing in telemedicine technology?

We are undergoing a strategic review of telemedicine to position CHOC for broader reach, helping improve across the continuum of care and enhance the patient experience.

What are a few other IT projects you think our physicians should know about?

We are continuing with the roll out of Cerner’s PowerChart Touch for the iPad to bring more mobility and efficiency to our physician community.  We will also place a heavy emphasis on expanding our Enterprise Data Warehouse platform to increase access to clinical, administrative and operational information via web-based dashboards, key performance indicators and scorecards.  I am particularly interested in communications platforms for clinicians and shared services departments that improve efficiencies and eliminate the number of devices, so we will be exploring solutions in support of this.  We are also looking to enable a content and collaboration platform that allows for secure document sharing using Microsoft’s OneDrive and leverages Skype for Business, including instant messaging and web conferencing.