The push toward "meaningful use" of health IT in America's hospitals and medical practices involves some of the country's most talented healthcare and technology leaders. InformationWeek Healthcare shines a spotlight on some of those healthcare IT movers and shakers.
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Phil Fasano joined Kaiser Permanente in 2007 as senior vice president and chief information officer. Kaiser Permanente's e-health record system, KP HealthConnect is the worlds largest privately owned electronic health record, securely connecting more than 8.6 million people to their physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, personal information, and the latest medical knowledge. Only the VA has a larger installed e-health system. The sheer size of Kaiser Permanente's installed KP HealthConnect system -- and the challenges and success KP has had deploying its e-health records in recent years -- has the organization playing role model to others.