Diane Comer has been chosen as the leader to drive Kaiser Permanente in the field of innovation in healthcare IT and consumer digital policies. In this role, she would commence Kaiser’s focus on refining and delivering innovative, strategic initiatives that enhance the employee and consumer experience and advanced healthcare for all.
- Comer, who has served as interim chief information officer since June 2020, will report directly to Kaiser Permanente chairman and CEO Greg A.Adams. Comer has built a fame for driving transformational IT programs, having partnered on the implementation of the technology systems needed to establish the ACT and other health insurance exchanges throughout the nation.
- Greg Adams said, “ As we improve on this journey, I am pleased that Diane’s innovative thinking, deep expertise, and intimate knowledge of Kaiser Permanente will drive our technology leadership. Our consumer-focused and data-rich capabilities are core to Kaiser‘s policy and care delivery offerings, and I am confident that Diane’s guidance will continue to advance our mission”.
- Comer joined Kaiser Permanente in 2007 to deliver technology solutions maintaining all marketing, sales services, and administration functions. She led the implementation of a new telephonic infrastructure that now raises one million calls a month to Kaiser Permanente’s multiple contacts center making it the highest call volume taker in the nation.
- Comer holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Additionally, Comer has attended executive leadership programs at the Wharton School and Harvard University. She had won the 2012 Computerworld Premier 100IT Leader Award.