Full Name
John M Kravitz MHA, CHCIO
Job Title
Chief Information Officer
Geisinger Health System
Speaker Bio
John brings more than 25 years of Healthcare experienced to Geisinger Health System. As the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer is responsible for I.T. Strategy, Digital Strategy, Cloud Migration Strategy, Governance and Operations and business growth through merger and acquisition or joint venture activities. John has the technical responsibility for the organization’s advanced analytics platforms, including two Big Data platforms to support innovation of the Integrated Delivery Network as well as the Population Health Platform. Responsible for the regional health information exchange, KeyHIE, which currently connects organizations throughout Pennsylvania & New Jersey.
Responsible for all technology support for the enterprise. This is comprised of the Geisinger Health Clinical Enterprise, Geisinger Health Plan IT support of business operations as well as Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.
John is Board Chairman of the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME). Is a member of Health Information Management System Society (HIMSS), has been a past CPHIMSS Board member (Central Pennsylvania HIMSS Chapter Board), KINBER Board, which provides fiber optic connectivity throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
John currently serves as the CHIME Board Chair and is very active in the CHIME Policy Steering Committee which advocates on behalf of its member organizations. Areas of focus in the past have been the Opioid Crisis, testifying to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on behalf of Geisinger’s work in reducing the impact of Opioid prescriptions by more than 66%. Other initiatives include interoperability, use of telemedicine services and 5G Broadband in rural communities.
John Kravitz