Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer & Dean for Information Technology, Mount Sinai Health System
Kumar Chatani, MBA, brings nearly 30 years of experience in information technology and business management to his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Mount Sinai Health System, and Dean for Information Technology.
Mr. Chatani’s goal is to stay ahead of the curve by assessing current and future health care needs and meeting them with the most advanced and effective technologies. In recognition of its innovative use of information technology to improve value-based health care, the Mount Sinai Health System was named a 2018 “Most Wired™” organization by the American Hospital Association.
Prior to his work at Mount Sinai, Mr. Chatani served as CIO for the Northwest region of Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon and oversaw systems development for two major hospitals, more than 1,000 physicians, 100 dentists, 40 clinics and pharmacies, and health plans for 500,000 members. One of the hospitals under his direction received the HIMSS Stage 7 EMR Award, the highest technology award for health IT.
In addition to his work at Kaiser Permanente, Mr. Chatani previously served as interim CIO at Cigna-Lovelace Health Systems in Albuquerque, New Mexico and as Regional Vice President for IT at Cigna Healthcare of California in Glendale, California.
Becker's Hospital Review honored Kumar for the past five years as one of the "100 Hospital and Health System CIOs to Know" for his excellence in leadership and for managing health IT during a time of change in the industry. He was also named a 2014 Computerworld “Premier 100 IT Leader” for motivating his IT teams and colleagues, creating a positive work environment, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges, and effectively executing IT strategies.
Under his direction, the Mount Sinai Hospital was named to U.S. News and World Report’s 2015-2016 “Most Connected Hospitals” list and named a 2015 “Best Hospital IT Departments” finalist in the “super” category, consisting of Information Technology departments with 200 or more employees by Healthcare IT News. Mount Sinai also received the prestigious Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2012 Enterprise Davies Award for excellence in health information technology (IT).
He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India and an MBA from California State University in Northridge, California.